Monday, December 15, 2008

Drawn Blank: delightful new set of collectable postcards now available from Woking gallery

If you couldn’t afford the £50-100,000 for an original painting from Dylan’s Drawn Blank series, you could have settled for a signed, limited edition print, at a mere £1,000-2,000.

If that’s also too expensive, there’s always the pair of catalogues from the London and Chemnitz shows, and the smaller UK booklet. But if the superb £30-40 coffee table catalogues and the £10 booklet are still too pricey for your pocket, then how about £4.50 (plus postage) for a set of 12 collectable postcards - now available from the The Lightbox gallery in Woking, Surrey?

Packaged in a card wallet, the new postcard set (published by London’s Halcyon Gallery) has faithful reproductions of 12 of the images in the Drawn Blank show, notably Train Tracks, Woman In Red Lion Pub and Man On A Bridge.

They’re beautiful, delightful little artefacts: you will simply not want to send them in the mail as postcards.

The postcard set is available from The Lightbox shop, at £4.50 per set, plus £1.50 post and packaging (UK). They’re taking telephone orders - tel: +44 (0)1483 737800.

If you haven’t yet seen Drawn Blank, and can get to Woking - it's near London - I’d recommend you pick up a set at the gallery - The Lightbox has extended Bob Dylan: The Drawn Blank Series exhibition until January 11 – not 6 Jan as originally advertised. Entry is £1.50 and a fully illustrated guide accompanies the exhibition of paintings.

Gerry Smith