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Mood Swings: Iron Works by Bob Dylan in London

Bob Dylan Iron Works photo by John Shearer
Bob Dylan, 2013 © John Shearer

Singer, songwriter Bob Dylan will present his iron works at Halcyon Gallery in London. Mood Swings will show iron works by Bob Dylan, along with his original paintings and signed limited editions. Seven iron gates welded out of vintage iron and other metal parts created by Dylan in his studio will be featured in the exhibition and will be displayed publicly for the first time. According to the gallery, all of the pieces in the exhibition will be for sale.

Of his new exhibition, Bob Dylan said:

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.

Gates appeal to me because of the negative space they allow. They can be closed but at the same time they allow the seasons and breezes to enter and flow. They can shut you out or shut you in. And in some ways there is no difference.

Paul Green, President of the Halcyon Gallery, commented: “The forthcoming exhibition will be the most comprehensive and authoritative collection of Bob Dylan’s art to date. While Dylan has been a committed visual artist for more than four decades, this exhibition will cast new light on one of the world’s most important and influential cultural figures of our time. His iron works demonstrate his boundless creativity and talent. As these artworks are made at home, not on the road, they give us a rare glimpse into another part of the artist’s own personal universe.”

The exhibition opens on November 16, 2013 and runs until January 25, 2014.

The video below is from Bob Dylan’s Face Value exhibition which is currently showing at London’s National Portrait Gallery.

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