Bob Dylan to exhibit new artwork at National Portrait Gallery

Bob Dylan will exhibit 12 new pastel portraits at the National Portrait Gallery later this month.

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A new collection of 12 pastel portraits by Bob Dylan will be exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery later this month, it has been announced.

The exhibition, called Bob Dylan: Face Value, represents the latest artwork by the singer, who has been painting since the late Sixties but who only started exhibiting his work six years ago. This is the first time Dylan's work will have been shown in a British museum.

Unusually for the National Portrait Gallery, the portraits are not of characters from British public life, but are a combination of real and fictitious characters, which have been constructed from Dylan's imagination and personal memories.

Sandy Nairne, Director of the National Portrait Gallery, London, said: "Bob Dylan is one of the most influential cultural figures of our time. He has always created a highly visual world either with his words or music, or in paints and pastels.

"I am delighted that we can now share these 12 sketches which were made for display at the National Portrait Gallery."

Read the full article here at The Telegraph.

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