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The Artistic Moods of a Singing Legend


He may be one of the most famous singers of al time, but music legend, Bob Dylan is less well known for his art. At least he was until very recently. This year saw Dylan's first major exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in August, and now he is presenting again at the Halcyon Gallery. This time fans will get to see two exhibits, both of which are free to see until the 25th January.

Starting with the more traditional form, Graphics showcases two projects that Dylan has been working on throughout his career. The first is Side Tracks. As a world famous singer, Dylan has gone on many tours, which means lots of travelling. You can travel with him in this series of three hundred and twenty-seven unique prints of trains and tracks. Each image is dated and named by location.

The second projects Revisionist Art, Dylan has ripped out pictures from magazines such as Time and Playboy to make montages of political and pop figures that can be both absurd and satirical. The aim is to re-imagine these characters differently from how they are portrayed in the publication.

Bob Dylan grew up in Hibbing, Minnesota, which is an area known as the 'Iron Range'. Having grown up in an industrial area with lots of machinery, he was inspired to create an Installation of seven wrought iron gates. Titled Mood Swings, this second exhibition symbolises a doorway that passes between natural and man-made landscapes.
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Why? Fun for art lovers
When: Until 25th Jan
Phone: 44(0)20 7100 7144
Where: Halcyon Gallery
Cost: Free
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