Birmingham galleries release new Dylan works

Exhibition of legendary singer’s work.

A series of striking paintings from cultural icon Bob Dylan have been released as signed limited edition graphics by the UK’s leading fine art publisher, Washington Green.

Following unprecedented demand for The Drawn Blank Series – which was first translated into limited edition graphics in 2008 – Washington Green has published six of the most iconic images from the collection in never before seen colourways. Released in an edition of 295, each piece is individually hand signed by the artist, and will be available to buy at Birmingham’s two Castle Fine Art galleries, located in the ICC and The Mailbox, from Friday 8th April.

Whilst travelling on tour between 1989 and 1992, Dylan created a collection of drawings featuring portraits, interiors, landscapes, nudes and street scenes that were published in a book entitled Drawn Blank in 1994. When Ingrid Mössinger, the curator of the Kunstsammlungen Museum in in Chemnitz, Germany, came across the works over ten years later in 2006, she urged Dylan to host his first major museum exhibition.

Dylan explains the importance of the collection to him as an artist: “I was fascinated to learn of Ingrid’s interest in my work, and it gave me the impetus to realise the vision I had for these drawings many years ago.

“The Drawn Blank Series is something near and dear to me. To see them being widely circulated reaffirms my original belief that there was something to them all along.”

Washington Green have published Dylan’s art for eight years, releasing the first series of signed limited edition graphics from The Drawn Blank Series in 2008. He remains the top selling artist in Washington Green’s 30 year history and has garnered phenomenal worldwide interest in his artworks.

Beth McCarthy, Gallery Director for Birmingham’s Castle Fine Art galleries – Washington Green’s network of high street galleries across the UK – said: “These expressive works capture Dylan’s chance encounters and observations – providing a rare insight into his life.

“This carefully selected collection of paintings, published as signed limited edition graphics, will enable collectors, and art lovers throughout the world, access to Dylan’s works of art. They illustrate the skill and imagination not only of Dylan the artist, but also of Dylan the man.”

Dylan’s previous signed limited edition collections published by Washington Green include several releases from The Drawn Blank Series, Sidetracks, hand embellished images based on his most iconic image Train Tracks and The Brazil Series, inspired by Dylan’s visit to the country while on tour.

The six new signed limited edition graphics have been produced in an edition size of 295 and cost £1,750 each. They will be available to buy from Castle Fine Art in the ICC and The Mailbox from Friday 8th April 2016. For more information visit