Tuesday, December 13, 2011
The Desolation Row Canvas Artwork… (S.Balkowitsch)
Bob Dylan's epic song recorded on August 4th, 1965 has been brought to life into the form of a fine art painting. Every detail has been thoughtfully constructed from the original song lyrics. Not a character or mentioned element has been left out of this one-of- a-kind piece.
I set the painting in Duluth, Minnesota where Bob was born and where the infamous hangings took place on the corner of 1st Street and 2nd Avenue as seen in the painting. Notice Bob and his Lady "look out tonight from Desolation Row". He still has the letter "I received your letter yesterday" and the doorknob "about the time the doorknob broke" in his hand from the final verse of the song. Many other elements of Bob Dylan's career have also been represented throughout the art piece. From his crashed Triumph motorcycle to his obvious Heaven's Door depiction. Mr. Tambourine Man and the Diplomat with his Siamese cat on his back make an appearance, just to name a few.
A historical piece of art for any Bob Dylan and Desolation Row fan.
The Bob Dylan song has also recently been redone by My Chemical Romance and has received much praise for a modern take of an old classic. There is also a wonderful rendition of the song by artist Chris Smither done a few years back.
My name is Shane Balkowitsch and I have collaborated with artist Theo Cobb to bring to life my vision of the historical song. After doing and exhaustive search we believe this has never been depicted before. The process started over 2 years ago and is finally complete. The Original piece of Art is 48" by 26" in size and is an oil painting on canvas. Hundreds of hours of research, sketching and rendering have been put into this piece and any Bob Dylan fan who knows the song will surely appreciate the scope of this piece.
Now available to any Bob Dylan fan on a stretched museum quality canvas full color print available in the above two sizes. If you order the 48" by 24" version it is the exact size as the original work of art.
Your print is printed using the finest museum printing technology available onto museum quality canvas material and coated with a UV coated acrylic finish to protect the image from dust, moisture and fading. The print is "Museum Wrapped" which provides a clean look from front, side, and back with the full image showing and white sides exposed all around. The canvas is wrapped around a thick 1" wooden support bars to create a finished look that allows you to hang without a frame. The image is stapled to the back of the stretcher bars beautiful texture of canvas enhances the artwork and makes the work perfectly suitable to hang directly onto the wall without mat, frame or glass. We also have a Giclee Print on matte paper version for anyone who wants to frame the artwork themselves.
Sincerely, Shane Balkowitsch
Additional Key Features Incorporated into Artwork:
- Heaven's Door hovering in air from song "Knocking on Heaven's Door"
- Rolling Stone rolling across scene from song "Like a Rolling Stone"
- Guns and Badge on the Ground from song "Knocking on Heaven's Door"
- Tambourine Man in the crowd from the song "Mr. Tambourine Man"
- Diplomat with his Siamese Cat "with your diplomat, who carried on his shoulder a Siamese cat" from song "Like a Rolling Stone"
- Nude woman on "Big Brass Bed" from song Lay Lady Lay
- Jakob Dylan in window near his Wallflowers graffiti
- Bob's wrecked Triumph motorcycle from his accident
- Diamond Pawn Shop "But you'd better take your diamond ring, you'd better pawn it babe" from song "Like a Rolling Stone"
- Storm Shelter on Sign from song "Shelter from the Storm"
- Suze Rotolo is depicted as Bob's Lady, near in in the window "looking out tonight over Desolation Row"