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Bob Dylan artwork set for National Portrait Gallery

Bob Dylan will exhibit works in London's National Gallery. Picture: Getty

Bob Dylan will exhibit works in London's National Gallery. Picture: Getty

  • by SHERNA NOAH
 

BOB Dylan’s artwork is going on display at the National Portrait Gallery.

A dozen pastel portraits will go on show later this month in an exhibition, “Bob Dylan: Face Value”, at the London gallery.

Best known for his music, the singer-songwriter is understood to have sketched and drawn since childhood and began to paint in the late 1960s.

He first exhibited his work six years ago and in 2008 the Halcyon Gallery in London featured the 72-year-old’s drawings. However, organisers of the event at the National Gallery say his latest pastel portraits have not been shown anywhere before.

Art historian John Elderfield, who helped arrange the exhibition, said that the paintings were the “products of the same extraordinary, inventive imagination” behind Dylan’s songs.

“Bob Dylan: Face Value”, a free exhibition, runs from 24 August to 5 January 5 next year at the National Portrait Gallery.

 

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