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Bob Dylan Nobel prize winner unveils first permanent artwork

Bob Dylan, singer and songwriter has recently revealed his first permanent piece of art.

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Bob Dylan's Portal

(Forbes)

The 75 year old was recently awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

He has just revealed his first permanent art work for a public space. The unusual sculpture is a metal gate measuring 26ft by 15ft called Portal.

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The gate will go on display at the MGM National Harbor in Maryland, USA, a facility that will soon be open.

Portal is made up of discarded metal parts, kitchen utensils and tools like spanners, welded together. The gate is meant for the 1.4 Billion dollar resort.

The casino resort, will be open from December 8, 2016 and Portal will be at the entrance.

The chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International, Jim Murren says "Mr. Dylan is undoubtedly one of the greatest musicians of our time, but his incredible metalwork sculptures are a testament to his creative genius and ability to transcend mediums. As a company founded upon entertainment, we’re truly inspired by artists who channel their energy into diverse paths."

Bob Dylan first unveiled his metal sculptures publicly at a public exhibit in Halcyon Gallery, London.

For the past 30 years, he has been making metal art for friends and family. This is the first time his work will be displayed in a public permanent space.

Apart from Portal, the resort will feature many pieces of commissioned art sourced from both local and international artists.

Some of the artists whose works will be displayed are Margaret Boozer, John Safer, Alice Aycock, Chul Hyun Ahn, Sam Gilliam, John Dreyfuss and Liao Yibai.

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