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9th Oct 2022
Motel pool by Bob Dylan estimate 1200 1500

He may be better known for his music, but in later life singer/songwriter Bob Dylan has carved out a successful career as an artist – and now one of his pictures is to go under the hammer in Norfolk.

Called ‘Motel Pool’, the limited edition giclee print will go on sale as part of Keys Auctioneers and Valuers’ Modern & Contemporary Sale on Friday 14th October in Aylsham – with a pre-sale estimate of £1,200-£1,500.

The picture is part of the singer’s ‘Drawn Blank’ series, which is based on his monochrome sketches made during tours in the late 1980s and early 1990s, to which he returned to add colour and texture in 2009.

Although better known as a musician, Dylan was active as a visual artist from the early 1970s, contributing to several of this band’s album covers, and first publishing a book of artworks in 1973.  The 81 year-old has been featured in many exhibitions since, most notably Face Value, a collection of portraits shown in the National Portrait Gallery in 2013.

“The word iconic is much overused, but it is appropriate to describe Bob Dylan,” said Keys head of pictures Marc Knighton.  “Obviously his work will appeal to those who admire his music, but his pictures show a real talent which has been taken seriously by the art world for several decades now.”

‘Motel pool’ by Bob Dylan, a signed limited edition giclee print (numbered 156/295) goes under the hammer at Keys’ Modern & Contemporary Art Sale on Friday 14th October at 10.30am.  The sale takes place at Keys’ Aylsham salerooms and live online at bid.keysauctions.co.uk.  Full details of every lot in the sale can be found at www.keysauctions.co.uk/auction/details/-modern-art--design/?au=171.