Bob Dylan exhibits his first permanent installation in Provence, "Rail car"

At the same time, the multi-card artist, with 110 million records sold worldwide, is exhibiting 24 paintings until August 15 in an installation entitled “Drawn Blank in Provence” (2008-2013).

The musician and Nobel Prize for Literature Bob Dylan chose an estate in Provence, Château La Coste, near Aix-en-Provence, for his first permanent installation, “Rail car” (wagon), a monumental work of wrought iron.

“Rail car” presents a wagon installed on rails in the middle of the vineyards, on the Art and Architecture route of this Provençal estate. The visitor can enter this “hollow” wagon and admire the walls where cycles, wrenches, chains or even ladders intertwine.

"Rail car"a monumental wrought iron work by the musician and Nobel Prize winner for literature Bob Dylan, installed at the Château La Coste estate, in Provence, on May 5, 2022 at Puy-Sainte-Réparade
“Rail car”, a monumental wrought iron work by musician and Nobel Prize winner in literature Bob Dylan, installed at the Château La Coste estate, in Provence, on May 5, 2022 at Puy-Sainte-Réparade © CLEMENT MAHOUDEAU © 2019 AFP

24 paintings exhibited in France

At the same time, until August 15 and in the same area, the multi-card artist is exhibiting 24 paintings in an installation entitled “Drawn Blank in Provence” (2008-2013), a first in France.

These paintings are “based on his drawings made (by the artist) during his tours in Europe and America between 1989 and 1991”, specified the center of arts of the castle in a press release.

Visitors look at paintings by musician and Nobel Prize winner in literature Bob Dylan, exhibited in an estate in Provence, Château La Coste, on May 5, 2022 in Puy-Sainte-Réparade
Visitors look at paintings by musician and Nobel Prize winner for literature Bob Dylan, exhibited in an estate in Provence, Château La Coste, on May 5, 2022 in Puy-Sainte-Réparade © CLEMENT MAHOUDEAU © 2019 AFP

The exhibition will be presented in the exhibition pavilion designed by Renzo Piano, and the paintings will be presented alongside works by Claude Monet, Henri Matisse and Marc Chagall.

The exhibition, accompanied by commentary by art historian Joachim Pissarro, will reveal the influence of these major artists on Bob Dylan’s “Drawn Blank” series.

“At the same time, visitors will be able to discover a large-scale triptych, created by Bob Dylan in 2021 and installed in Richard Rogers’ gallery”, specifies Château La Coste.

Internationally known as a singer and songwriter, but also a director, actor, DJ and visual artist, Bob Dylan has sold more than 110 million records worldwide.

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