If America has ever needed Bob Dylan more, it's not clear when. He's been their prophet for half a century, more myth than man. Last winter, the Nobel Laureate gave us a new exhibition of paintings, The Beaten Path, a wide collection of works depicting Dylan's idea of landscapes and urban scenes.
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This spring, Dylan's artworks return to the Halcyon, for a show comprising of hand-signed silkscreens.
The scenes belong to an erstwhile America: diners, arcades, gas stations, motels offering siestas. They are romantic and purposefully naive: he paints what he sees, in the same clarion, wavering tones as he sings.
'Your past begins the day you were born and to disregard it is cheating yourself of who you really are,' he says. Amen to that.
|What||Bob Dylan, The Beaten Path: The Silkscreen Collection, Halcyon Gallery|
|Where||Halcyon Gallery, 144-146 New Bond Street, London, W1S 2PF | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Green Park (underground)|
21 Apr 17 – 13 May 17, Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm Sunday 11am-5pm
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