Bob Dylan Shows Off Latest Paintings

A new exhibition in New York City will give fans a chance to experience Bob Dylan’s recent trips to Asia through a series of the singer’s paintings and drawings.

“The Asia Series” is being held at the Gagosian Gallery between Sept. 20 and Oct. 22. The New York Times’ Arts Beat blog reports that the artwork was created during Dylan’s travels to Japan, China, Vietnam and South Korea.

Dylan performed in China for this first time in April. He also toured Taiwan, Vietnam and Singapore. In March 2010 he played Japan and South Korea.

Photo: Gagosian Gallery
A 2010 painting by the singer. (Click on the photo to see the complete image.)

The exhibit includes pieces ranging from depictions of people and landscape to “cryptic paintings … of personalities and situations,” according to the Gagosian Gallery and reported by the Times. Titles include “Mae Ling,” “Cockfight,” “The Bridge,” “Hunan Province,” “Big Brother” and “Opium.”

In fall 2010 Dylan’s exhibition titled “Brazil Series” opened in Copenhagen at Denmark’s National Gallery. The series featured 40 acrylic paintings that had never been shown to the public.

The singer’s first art exhibition opened in 2007 in Chemnitz, Germany. “The Drawn Blank Series” included a collection of multi-media watercolors and gouaches.  

Click here for the story from New York Times’ Arts Beat.

Click here for the Gagosian Gallery’s website.