Bob Dylan Will Put His Visual Art on Permanent View at His New Gallery and Distillery

Bob Dylan on stage in 2012. FRED TANNEAU/AFP/GettyImages

Nobel literary laureate Bob Dylan is adding yet another job title to his long and winding resume: distillery-slash-gallery owner. The news arrives as Dylan’s whiskey brand, known as Heaven’s Door (a name that is at once both subtly threatening and an homage to the much covered “knock, knock, knockin’” song), announces its intention to make a singular and permanent home at a soon-to-be renovated historic church in Nashville, Tennessee. The brand distills several products, including a 100-proof whiskey, a straight bourbon and a rye whiskey. Subscribe to Observer’s Arts Newsletter The grand opening for the distillery is slated for 2020, following massive renovations to the building. As its future name––Heaven’s Door Distillery and Center for the Arts––suggests, these plans include far more than just a singular space to produce and bottle whiskey. The art center will have room enough to provide a concert venue (no word on whether Dylan will have a Vegas-style residency), as well as a massive gallery to show Dylan’s paintings and metalwork sculptures[…]

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