Friday, October 02, 2009

Striking new Dylan drawings by Feliks Topolski

A couple of months ago, I stumbled across an engrossing new art gallery on London’s South Bank, near Waterloo Station.

Topolski Century showcases the work – drawings, cartoons, paintings - of Feliks Topolski, a Polish expat well-known in London creative circles in the 1960s/70s/80s. He documented major events of the twentieth century.

Two of his 1960s images are pencil drawings of Bob Dylan. Strikingly evocative pieces, they’re available to buy as postcards (and, I think, posters).

This is little known, but important artwork. Highly recommended.

Gerry Smith