Bob Dylan art

  • Bob Dylan - Iron Works

    Iron working, something that wouldn't immediately spring to mind when thinking of legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. But, according to the artist himself: "I’ve been around iron all my life ever since I was a kid, I was born and raised in iron ore country”— “where you could breathe it and smell it every day. And I’ve always worked with it in one form or another.”

     

    'Iron Wall Hanging III' measuring 37 1/8 x 37 1/8 x 2 1/2 is made out of a recycled iron chain welded into a circle with a variety of iron and recycled vintage objects inside of it. This sculpture acts as an artistic representation of Dylan's upbringing, with a variety of metal tools and scrap metal instruments, such as a spanner, horseshoe and gears. It encapsulates his boyhood growing up around these implements and a great iron industry, especially in the mining of iron ore. 

    He calls these sculptures "Gates" as they act as a means to transport the viewer into the time and place of his youth. They are portals into another world, one of industry, mines and furnaces. These sculptures are not Dylan's first venture into the world of metal work however. In 1978, Dylan told the Minnesota Times that when he returns to his home state: "I like to blast sculpture out of metal". 

  • Bob Dylan - Train Tracks

    Why Train Tracks is Bob Dylan’s most popular work
    Bob Dylan - Train Tracks

    Train Tracks was part of the original collection of paintings by Bob Dylan entitled Drawn Blank. The paintings derive from sketches he made whilst on tour in the 80s and 90s and were first exhibited in Germany in 2007. This exhibition marked the first time legendary musician Dylan had publicly shown a major body of artwork. 

     

  • A Spoonful of Sugar - JJ Adams
    A Spoonful of Sugar - JJ Adams

    Here are the five artists making waves today who are also likely to become highly collectable in the future. 

     

  • Bob Dylan art, portrait of Bob Dylan © John Shearer
    Bob Dylan art, portrait of Bob Dylan © John Shearer

    The music of Bob Dylan has been played countless times and the lyrics dissected by those looking to derive meaning. Now his fans are experiencing the essence of Dylan through an entirely new medium. 

  • Bob Dylan - The Painter

    Bob Dylan art, Drawn Blank and The Brazil Series
    Bob Dylan - Bragg Apartment
    Bob Dylan - Bragg Apartment

    At Canvas Gallery, we're privileged to sell works from some of the most exciting and highly regarded artists in the world. In this series of blogs, we introduce our artists, starting with  the legendary musician Bob Dylan.