Bob Dylan

A woman visits the exhibition of 24 paintings by US singer Bob Dylan entitled ‘Drawn Blank’, at Chateau La Coste Art Center in Le Puy-Sainte-Reparade, southeastern France, on 5 May 2022. The Nobel Prize-winning, songwriter, musician and artist, painted the ‘Drawn Blank’ series between 2008 and 2013, based on his drawings made during his tours in Europe and America between 1989 and 1991. This will be the first exhibition of paintings by Bob Dylan in France. Image: Clement Mahoudeau / AFP

‘Drawn Blank’: Bob Dylan installs artwork in a southern French vineyard

Bob Dylan’s ‘Drawn Blank’ art series will be exhibited in France for the first time. These paintings were done by Dylan between 2008 and 2013.

Bob Dylan

A woman visits the exhibition of 24 paintings by US singer Bob Dylan entitled ‘Drawn Blank’, at Chateau La Coste Art Center in Le Puy-Sainte-Reparade, southeastern France, on 5 May 2022. The Nobel Prize-winning, songwriter, musician and artist, painted the ‘Drawn Blank’ series between 2008 and 2013, based on his drawings made during his tours in Europe and America between 1989 and 1991. This will be the first exhibition of paintings by Bob Dylan in France. Image: Clement Mahoudeau / AFP

Bob Dylan’s first permanent artwork has been installed on the grounds of a wine estate in southern France.

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BOB DYLAN ARTWORK JOINS A STAR-STUDDED WALKING TOUR

Rail Car is a large wagon with walls made from iron wheels, cycle parts, wrenches and other tools, now sitting among the vines of the swanky Chateau La Coste in Provence.

It is part of the chateau’s renowned “Art and Architecture” walking tour that also includes sculptures and installations by the likes of Tracey Emin, Frank Gehry, Richard Rogers – and another musician, Michael Stipe of REM.

People visit the exhibition of 24 paintings by US singer Bob Dylan entitled ‘Drawn Blank’, at Chateau La Coste Art Center in Le Puy-Sainte-Reparade, southeastern France, on 5 May 2022. The Nobel Prize-winning, songwriter, musician and artist, painted the ‘Drawn Blank’ series between 2008 and 2013, based on his drawings made during his tours in Europe and America between 1989 and 1991. This will be the first exhibition of paintings by Bob Dylan in France. Image: Clement Mahoudeau / AFP

BOB DYLAN IS SHOWING 24 OTHER ARTWORKS

Dylan is also showing 24 paintings under the heading Drawn Blank at the chateau’s art centre alongside works by Claude Monet, Henri Matisse and Marc Chagall that are said to have been an inspiration.

The 80-year-old has sold more than 125 million albums over his six-decade career and won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016.

He has published multiple books of his drawings and paintings, and exhibited his work at several major galleries around the world.

A woman visits the exhibition of 24 paintings by US singer Bob Dylan entitled ‘Drawn Blank’, at Chateau La Coste Art Center in Le Puy-Sainte-Reparade, southeastern France, on 5 May 2022. Image: Clement Mahoudeau / AFP

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