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 Post subject: Face Value
PostPosted: Mon August 5th, 2013, 10:00 GMT 
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Bob Dylan: Face Value will be in the Contemporary Collection displays, Room 40, on the Ground Floor Lerner Galleries, National Portrait Gallery, London, 24 August 2013 - 5 January 2014. Admission free.


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 Post subject: Re: Face Value
PostPosted: Mon August 5th, 2013, 10:25 GMT 
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Thanks. I'm looking forward to seeing Bob's portraits. I really like this one, although I believe JP told me this is an older portrait.


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 Post subject: Re: Face Value
PostPosted: Mon August 5th, 2013, 10:28 GMT 
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^Yes, it's from The Drawn Blank Series.

The really really very good thing about Face Value is that the exhibition will still be on at the time of the Royal Albert Hall shows. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Face Value
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Johanna Parker wrote:
^Yes, it's from The Drawn Blank Series.

The really really very good thing about Face Value is that the exhibition will still be on at the time of the Royal Albert Hall shows. :)


Yes, that's great! :) Perhaps we get to see the painting that's on the cover of Another Self Portrait..


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 Post subject: Re: Face Value
PostPosted: Mon August 5th, 2013, 12:21 GMT 
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Perhaps we get to see the painting that's on the cover of Another Self Portrait..


To be honest, I'm wondering if these projects are related, if possibly Face Value grew out of the wish to create a cover painting for Another Self Portrait, and he just did a few more to have some to chose from.

I'm really looking forward to seeing his original art again.


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 Post subject: Re: Face Value
PostPosted: Mon August 5th, 2013, 13:34 GMT 
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http://www.artlyst.com/articles/bob-dylan-to-exhibit-pastel-portraits-at-national-portrait-gallery

:D :D :D


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 Post subject: Re: Face Value
PostPosted: Mon August 5th, 2013, 13:53 GMT 

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Well, from the look of things, they appear to be related. (pastel!)

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(A cropped version appears in the article above.)

Johanna Parker wrote:
To be honest, I'm wondering if these projects are related, if possibly Face Value grew out of the wish to create a cover painting for Another Self Portrait, and he just did a few more to have some to chose from.


Yes, that would be interesting to see. Looking forward to all twelve.

EDIT: Here's another one:

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/portraits-of-an-artist-bob-dylans-pastels-go-on-display-in-london.1375708154


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 Post subject: Re: Face Value
PostPosted: Mon August 5th, 2013, 15:15 GMT 

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According to this article, they have names too!

"Nina Felix" is the one above, and here's "Skip Sharpe":

http://i.imgur.com/UpdWK66.jpg


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 Post subject: Re: Face Value
PostPosted: Wed August 7th, 2013, 09:47 GMT 
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You can see one more work when opening the "click to see more" link below the book.
http://www.npg.org.uk/shop/shop-list.php?cat=books_media&inx=1&showProductDetails=6590


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 Post subject: Re: Face Value
PostPosted: Fri August 9th, 2013, 00:20 GMT 
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that guy in the book looks blimey i say!


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 Post subject: Re: Face Value
PostPosted: Fri August 9th, 2013, 00:27 GMT 
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And let the controversy (whichever pronunciation you prefer - I love the way the British stress the second syllable myself) begin. I can't believe this thread is only on page one :lol: :lol:
I for one can't wait to see them all!! :D


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 Post subject: Re: Face Value
PostPosted: Fri August 9th, 2013, 01:58 GMT 
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he's killing it.
exhibit after exhibit.
all around the world.
hilarious controversy after another.
topless painting in strawberry fields.
and he is apparently realeasing decades of work year after year now.


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 Post subject: Re: Face Value
PostPosted: Fri August 9th, 2013, 06:52 GMT 
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he can -mation
my amalga-
anytime

maybe he's amalgamated
all of our thoughts already

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amalgamation_(fiction)


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 Post subject: Re: Face Value
PostPosted: Fri August 23rd, 2013, 19:43 GMT 
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I just purchased a Chagall book at a local used book store. I heard his name in Howard Sounes's book. Apparently, Bob brought a book of his over to his neighbor's house who taught him how to paint. Anyway, the book I have is from 1967, which could very well be the particular book he brought over, albeit a different copy of course. While reaching further into a guessing game I decided to flip through the book and on one of the first pages I saw a self portrait of Chagall, or just a portrait and it reminded me of the cover of Another Self Portrait.

Anyone?


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 Post subject: Re: Face Value
PostPosted: Sat August 24th, 2013, 02:43 GMT 
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yea, good catch GNSteve, has the directness and similar masculine line


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 Post subject: Re: Face Value
PostPosted: Sat August 24th, 2013, 13:41 GMT 
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Bob Dylan's scary portraits! :lol: Check them out on video.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-23810993


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 Post subject: Re: Face Value
PostPosted: Sat August 24th, 2013, 14:15 GMT 
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Thanks for post the video JP.
I'm really looking forward to visiting the exhibition soon.


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 Post subject: Re: Face Value
PostPosted: Sat August 24th, 2013, 21:19 GMT 

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Went today and the pictures are fabulous - the book is lovely, too. The NPG shop doesn't have much other related merchandise, except for a nice postcard of a 1966 Feinstein photo. 5 of Feinstein's photos are also for sale outside the bookshop (floor -3)...for very silly prices!


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 Post subject: Re: Face Value
PostPosted: Sun August 25th, 2013, 05:59 GMT 
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thank you phaedra! you are very lucky to see them opening day! wow!

i am so excited by these, i must see them somehow!

it finally feels like the narrative of his hand has met its match in the ghost of electricity of these bones, what diligence bob has!


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 Post subject: Re: Face Value
PostPosted: Sun August 25th, 2013, 06:10 GMT 
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It's a nice group of portraits. I think the contrast of the strong black lines and the volume and fleshy softness he otherwise creates with the pastels in interesting. My favorite of his drawings and paintings yet.


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 Post subject: Re: Face Value
PostPosted: Sun August 25th, 2013, 07:38 GMT 
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/bob-dylan/10263010/Bob-Dylan-Face-Value-at-National-Portrait-Gallery.html

The comments... :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Face Value
PostPosted: Sun August 25th, 2013, 08:50 GMT 
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The comments don't seem any different from anything you'd read on this site.

It's a tepid review. I don't want to call it a 'very tepid' review obviously, but he notes its "product placement" to get foot traffic into the NG. So be it. Although you wonder what else might have been exhibited in that space if not for this.


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 Post subject: Re: Face Value
PostPosted: Sun August 25th, 2013, 13:12 GMT 
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I went this morning.


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 Post subject: Re: Face Value
PostPosted: Sun August 25th, 2013, 13:39 GMT 
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeV2bjopnJk


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 Post subject: Re: Face Value
PostPosted: Sun August 25th, 2013, 14:17 GMT 
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The gallery was buzzing - middle of a Bank Holiday weekend - and in the BP Portrait Award section it was hard to move.

Most people I saw in the Dylan section at one time when I was there were the 2 in my photo above and Mrs Hamilton-Smith.

None of the Dylan pastels are available as postcards in the shop - it's the £25 tome or nothing if you want a souvenir. I opted for the Feinstein postcard for 70p instead.

But it is FREE, so no complaints!!!


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