Wednesday, 20 November 2013

MOOD SWINGS - BOB DYLAN

Halcyon Gallery
New Bond Street

Probably the best thing he's done since Time Out of Mind. A) These iron works are handsome, good-looking, OK beautiful, B) They are practical. They're gates. C) They are funny. "Got a meat grinder on my gate".  Absolutely loved this exhibition.  And laughed out loud at the 'revised' front covers in the basement.


Wanted also to say that these gates, not unlike 'Chronicles, Vol 1' are throughly characteristic: a gallimaufry of disparate objects ever so slightly related, bound together within one very precise form. In them you can, as it were, see Einstein disguised as Robin Hood and Shakespeare talking to some French girls and child sacrifice being prepared on Highway 61.

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