Exhibition to mark Dylan birthday

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AS folk legend Bob Dylan celebrates his 70th birthday this year, fans can appreciate his artistic output with exhibitions of his artworks at galleries across Yorkshire.

The Drawn Blank Series 2011 opens tomorrow, Saturday July 23, at Castle Galleries in Leeds, Harrogate, Sheffield and York.

The exhibition consists of eight new limited edition graphics, all personally signed by Dylan, taken from drawings he produced while on the road between 1989 and 1992.

Glyn Washington, managing director and co-founder of Washington Green Fine Art, publishers of the Drawn Blank Series, said: “Dylan’s art is the product of an extraordinary, inventive imagination.

“The same mind, hand and eye that made the songs has turned again in an astonishing new direction.”

June Skinner Sawyers, author of Bob Dylan: New York, added: “His paintings are as idiosyncratic as his music, but also somehow recognisably Dylanesque.

“There is a childlike simplicity about them, a haunted – and haunting – folk quality apprent in their muted colours and subtle shadings.”

For more information about the exhibtion, visit www.castlegalleries.com