First Ever Bob Dylan Art Show Headed for Germany

Rock legend Bob Dylan will open the first-ever museum exhibition of his paintings in a city in the former east Germany, the Chemnitz Art Collections museum said Wednesday.

The three-month show called "The Drawn Blank Series" will begin October 28 and feature more than 200 paintings based on drawings and sketches Dylan published in a book titled "Drawn Blank" in 1994.

The new paintings will hang among works by European masters including Picasso, Munch and Toulouse-Lautrec, Anja Richter of the museum told AFP.

The director of the Chemnitz museum, Ingrid Moessinger, said Dylan, 66, had committed himself to the visual arts for four decades alongside his songwriting.

She said the new works were in watercolour and gouache and were notable for their splashes of vibrant colour.

"I first came across Bob Dylan’s book of drawings at an historical exhibition about Bob Dylan at The Morgan Library and Museum in New York," Moessinger said.

"I went straight out and bought my own copy and immediately began to track down the originals."

Dylan said Moessinger’s enthusiasm had inspired him to prepare an exhibition.

"It gave me the impetus to realise the vision I had for these drawings many years ago," he said in a statement released by Columbia Records.

Known as Karl Marx Stadt under the East German regime, Chemnitz was converted into a socialist model city with prefabricated concrete housing blocks replacing most of the buildings destroyed in the war.

The Chemnitz Art Collections is housed in one of the city’s few remaining grand old pre-war buildings.

Source yahoo

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