A major exhibit of singer/songwriter Bob Dylan's artworks opens in London on Saturday (05Nov16).
The Beaten Path opens at London's Halcyon Gallery and will be one of the most extensive displays of the recent Nobel Prize winner's drawings, watercolors, acrylics and ironworks.
Dylan's collection of artworks reflects the sights and inspirations of the Mr. Tambourine Man singer's tireless touring throughout the United States over the previous two decades.
Exhibits include the 75-year-old's painting of the Wigwam Motel in Arizona, where guests can sleep in faux native-American style lodging, the Brooklyn Ice Cream factory at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City and the Harem Slave carnival sideshow in Alabama, reports the Associated Press (AP).
"The common theme of these works having something to do with the American landscape — how you see it while crisscrossing the land and seeing it for what it's worth. Staying out of the mainstream and travelling the back roads, free born style," Dylan writes in a preface to the exhibition.
The opening comes just weeks after the legendary singer was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in October (17). While he failed to publicly acknowledge the accolade for several weeks, recently he has indicated he will happily accept the award in person in Stockholm on 10 December (16) if he can accommodate it with his busy tour schedule.
Gallery president Paul Green is unsure if Dylan will attend the show, but he hopes the Blowin' in the Wind singer will stop off in London to visit the show.
"He obviously comes whenever he decides," Green told AP. "We don't know whether he will come. We hope he will. He's been deeply involved in every aspect of this exhibition."
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