Bob Dylan wasn’t kidding when he told Bill Flanagan recently that the art world loves his stuff. “I’m scrambling to keep up” Dylan said. “I’ve been commissioned to do paintings and they want me to work with iron and lead.” He also boasted, “I can take a bowl of fruit and turn it into a life and death drama. Women are power figures, so I depict them that way.” That last statement seems to be expressed in his latest launch of limited edition prints of watercolor and gouache paintings, entitled The Drawn Blank Series.
Check out scans of the prints here from the Limited 2 Art gallery in Doncaster, England, where they will be on display this weekend.
Also, AllmediaScotland reports that Dylan paintings from the first Drawn Blank Series have proven to be great investments, as Scottish gallery manager Bob Corsie said, “The bigger, more iconic pieces such as the Train Tracks portfolio, retailed at just under £5000 when first released last June and are now fetching prices of between £8500 and £9000.”
Meanwhile, David Bowie has submitted a painting he made with Beezy Bailey in the mid-90s for a Sotheby’s auction that hopes to raise money for the “Africa Foundation and Ikamva Labantu charities that fund the care of orphaned and vulnerable children in South Africa,” The Independent reports. The painting (shown here), “From Nahodka Westward by Train,” is one of only three pieces to be shown or sold publically from Bowie and Bailey’s original set of fifty.