Dylan art exhibition set for city

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He is one of the most celebrated and revered songwriters, whose lyrics have been compared to Shakespeare and Shelly.

However, a lesser-known talent of Bob Dylan is his painting, with a new exhibition of his works set to go on display in the city.

The three new pieces – available to buy at Castle Galleries, Leeds – are the second instalment of works to be released from Dylan’s widely acclaimed collection ‘The Brazil Series’, inspired by his travels to the South American country.

Brazil captured Dylan’s interest during his many visits to the country, when he used his free time, outside of rehearsing and performing, to gain an understanding and respect for the people and their culture. This is reflected in his three new pieces which capture the distinctive personality of Brazil – from the country’s infamous favelas to its beautiful coastline and the heart of its countryside, while subtly hinting at ever-prevalent themes of economic disparity and social inequality.

Roy Pritchard, Gallery Manager for Leeds’ Castle Galleries – Washington Green’s network of high street galleries across the UK – said: “After a number of successful past collections, ‘The Brazil Series’ is rich body of work that further cements Bob’s artistic standing. In this collection, Dylan offers up the many faces of Brazil to intrigue and inspire the viewer, capturing moments he has stumbled upon, rather than sought out.”

Dylan’s contribution to music is well documented, having released 36 studio albums, wining 11 Grammy Awards and selling in excess of 125 million records worldwide.

The three new pieces from ‘The Brazil Series’ by Dylan can be viewed and purchased at Castle Galleries from today. Each of the works are signed with the limited edition prints priced at £1,500.