Bob Dylans paintings of landscapes seen from his tour bus to go on display in London gallery :


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Bob Dylan is bringing his “romantic view” of America to London — through his paintings.

Some of the singers artworks, portraying endless highways, deserted diners and abandoned motels, are going on display at a New Bond Street gallery.

Dylan, 75, who was awarded the Nobel prize for literature last month, has painted all his life, but the show at the Halcyon Gallery is made up of new work inspired by the landscapes he sees from his tour bus as he criss-crosses America on his “never-ending tour”.

Paul Green, who runs the gallery and has worked with Dylan for almost a decade, said: “He has always drawn and painted but he has spent most of his life travelling and when youre on a tour bus and doing concerts, and still he is doing over a hundred dates a year, he draws.

“It is maybe part of forgotten America or if youre a European or you think about America from the movies and westerns it is a romantic view. It is the first time you went to New York and saw the Brooklyn Bridge or a hotdog stand or the steam coming up out of a road. That is what hes interested in, hes interested in these particular parts of America that some people would steamroller over.”

Dylan has built up a base of collectors willing to spend large sums of money on his art, but Mr Green said he hoped ordinary Dylan fans would visit the show as well. He said: “The joy of art is it should be viewed and Dylan certainly wants his art to be seen like he wants his music to be heard.”



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