- 07 Aug 13
We've seen him turn his hand to prose with the majestic Chronicles in 2005, we obviously heard his many musical masterpieces from his thousand-strong back catalogue of songs, now it's time for the critical glare to turn to Dylan's pastel portraits...
Dylan's painting has been exhibited before - just six years ago - but Dylan aficionados will not have seen these new pastel portraits before.
His new collection, which consists of 12 pastel portraits, goes on display in the National Portrait Gallery from August 24.
'Face Value' is said to demonstrate the same "the same extraordinary, inventive imagination" that is present in his music, according to art historian John Elderfield.
Hopefully, Dylan's new portraits find greater favour than his own musical 'Self-Portrait' in 1970, his infamous, deliberately bad album, which prompted legendary critic, Greil Marcus, to ask "What is this shit?"
The exhibition runs from August 24 until January 5 next year.