Bob Dylan works prove a hit with Manchester art-lovers

By Nick Rawcliffe

Signed prints of paintings by legendary singer Bob Dylan are proving a hit with art-lovers in Manchester.

The collection, which is able to view at the Castle Galleries in Deansgate, has already attracted a large crowd.

The signed prints sell for £1500 and upwards and two pictures from the collection have already sold out.

Anthony Ducker, from Castle, said: “The collection has been a fantastic crowd-puller. We are expecting the pieces to sell out quickly.”

All of the pictures are based on his tours around Europe and Asia capturing his observations and encounters.

The collection encompasses a number of different drawings which include portraits, interiors, landscapes, still lifes, nudes and street scenes.

Mr Ducker also said: “We didn’t expect so many people to come and see the collection.

“But when people here about Bob Dylan they don’t generally think about the art work but more the music and I think this is why the collection has been a success.”

Dylan recently came under fire for allegedly replicating several famous photographs in his new art show, which opened in New York last month.

The Asia Series includes paintings that seem like acrylic reproductions of images by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Dmitri Kessel and Léon Busy.

Publishers Washington Green were not available for comment when contacted by Mancunian Matters.

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