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Bob Dylan's 'Greatest Hits'; The Drawn Blank Series exhibition, Castle Galleries, York

PUBLISHED: 18:12 20 August 2012 | UPDATED: 21:46 20 February 2013

The Coppergate Centre, York, Castle Galleries, Bob Dylan Photo 17874-2 . Gallery Manager Jeffrey Clark

The Coppergate Centre, York, Castle Galleries, Bob Dylan Photo 17874-2 . Gallery Manager Jeffrey Clark

An exclusive collection of signed limited edition graphics by famous singer Bob Dylan was unveiled at an art gallery in York.

An exclusive collection of signed limited edition graphics by famous singer Bob Dylan was unveiled at an art gallery in York.

Nicknamed Bob Dylans Greatest Hits; The Drawn Blank Series exhibition was exclusively revealed at Castle Galleries in The Coppergate Shopping Centre.

Castle Galleries houses thirty-five pieces of art from the highly prestigious Washington Green Publication. The gallery manages various artists and events throughout the year similar to that of the Bob Dylan collection, offering exclusive previews of their signed limited edition graphics.

Castle Galleries manager Jeffrey Clark said, Today has been an exciting time for the Castle Galleries team, weve had phone calls from Australia and China, and a gallery full of eager collectors. The highly coveted House of Union piece was a sell out within the first day. We have felt thrilled and extremely privileged to have hosted the new collection.

Bob Dylan was one of the most influential and, at times, controversial figures in our cultural landscape. From his forty-six albums and six hundred songs have come iconic songs that will last from generation to generation. Dylan has also released his much anticipated album Tempest after recently receiving Americas highest civilian award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Bob Dylan produced a sketch book of black and white charcoal images in 89 as he toured Asia, Europe and America. The book was published in America and received a negative response from his fans for its lack of guitar and rock and roll references. The sketchbook was found six years in a New York charity shop by a lady from Berlin.

The lady that found it understood the historical relevance of the art work and contacted Bob Dylans management team who encouraged him to display the original sketches. Over the last six years Bob Dylan has revisited, re designed and painted over his work and produced The Drawn Blank series.

Gallery manager Jeff Clark said this; There was a lovely relaxed feel about the evening, helped and supported by musician Joe Clark. Dylan helped change the way we think with his words and his music, he is now changing the way we view with his art. The word genius is thrown around far too often but here is a man who has certainly earned that title.

Erica Hodgson of Castle Galleries, It was a great evening, with wonderful works of art all around us, and interesting people sharing their Bob Dylan stories, I was proud to be part of it.

I attend every Castle Galleries event at The Coppergate Centre, each time I come away educated about a new artist and more pleased with the galleries fantastic hospitality commented a collector and attendee of the event.

Coppergate Centre Manager Deb ODonnell commented; The Coppergate centre can now proudly say it has a strong fashion, caf and art offering as well as the renowned Jorvik Centre. I look forward to what is to come in this inspirational year.




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