We all know Bob Dylan for his music.
But now, a New York City art gallery is showing some of his drawings and paintings, for the first time in the United States. Dylan's pieces are based on drawings and sketches he made while on the the road in the late 1980's and early 1990's, and include everyday scenes − a still life of peaches, train tracks, and a portrait of a man on a bridge. Artwork ranges in price from $2,500 to $400,000.
Culture blogger Miguel Dominguez said he found Dylan's work better than some he's seen at other New York galleries.
"It's what I would expect from somebody of his artistic caliber," Dominguez said. "A lot of artists, no matter what they do as primary artists, they branch out into other forms of art."
Paul Sobel visited the Ross Art Group in Midtown Manhattan at an opening reception for the artwork, and said he was pleasantly surprised.
"I'm sure he was talented in music," Sobel said. "But I didn't realize he was that talented in other areas, as well."
Dylan's paintings and drawings are on display weekdays until May 30.
"Train Tracks," Courtesy Ross Art
"Lady in Red Lion Pub," Courtesy Ross Art
"House on Union Street," Courtesy Ross Art