Bob Dylan chose Provence to present his “Rail Car“, a monumental wrought iron work.
A monumental work
Internationally known as a singer and songwriter, director, actor, DJ and visual artist, Bob Dylan has sold over 110 million records worldwide. The artist, as we know less, is also a painter and sculptor. 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 in 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. The event is also accompanied, this time between the walls of the castle, by the first exhibition of Bob Dylan in France. Organized until August 15, it brings together a series of 24 paintings by Dylan entitled “Drawn Blank in Provence”. “Unpublished paintings based on drawings that Dylan made during his tours in Europe and America between 1989 and 1991”, specifies the castle on its site. They will be presented alongside works by Claude Monet, Henri Matisse and Marc Chagall, revealing the influence of these great masters on the work of Bob Dylan, a resolutely protean artist.