This has been a huge week in the career of artist Bob Dylan. It started last Friday when he opened the prestigious Desert Trip Festival in California with a set list very different to what has been heard on his tour over the last couple of years. The set ended with a blistering version of Masters of War, possibly more relevant today than when he wrote it in the early 60’s. Then on Thursday we heard the news that he had been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, a much deserved award that has caused much debate across the world’s media. On Thursday he appeared in Las Vegas where he played the guitar on stage for the first time since 2012 to the delight of the sell out audience. Friday and it was back for his second show at the Desert Trip festival – no mention of his Nobel prize – just a solid set of well known numbers from his 54 year career culminating with “Like a Rolling Stone”
After the critically acclaimed Drawn Blank Series will we see any more new art from the international icon Dylan in 2016?
The Drawn Blank Series has run for 8 years and is the best-selling collection of art that we have had the opportunity to be involved with. Dylan doesn’t put his name to many things making owning a piece of Dylan art so special. Like his music, his art is like Marmite (also in the news this week) with the number of customers who absolutely love his work to those who are very critical. Perhaps they need to listen to more Dylan – after all he did write “don’t criticize what you can’t understand” in his “The Times They are a Changing”
In 2015, the Brazil Series came in two phases and sold out instantly – we literally could not acquire enough sets to keep collectors happy – it sold out in record time.
There are rumours abound of a new collection before Christmas – I have had several phone calls in the last couple of days asking if the rumours are correct, and his new status as Nobel Laureate will only add to the interest in any future publications from this great man.
We do have a few copies of the Drawn Blank Series from previous years available on our website at http://www.originalartshop.co.uk – including just one of the elusive Train Tracks, but, as Dylan’s work treads the beaten track only time will tell if we see another collection from this thought provoking, controversial and mesmerising artist. If you want to be amongst the first to know of any new work by Bob Dylan or any of our great contemporary artists, just visit our website and register for our newsletters.