Bob Dylan mosaic 'to fetch thousands' at charity auction

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Ed Chapman hopes the mosaic will fetch over £5,000 for charity

A portrait of Bob Dylan made by a Merseyside artist is expected to fetch thousands at a charity auction later.

The mosaic of the US singer-songwriter which has been fashioned from stone, was made by Ed Chapman from Southport.

His portrait of Jimi Hendrix, made from 5,000 guitar plectrums, raised £23,000 for Cancer Research UK in February.

Mr Chapman, who works from Manchester, hopes to raise money for the Bobby Moore Fund with his latest creation, which is 34in (86cm) by 24in (62cm).

The charity, named after the 1966 World Cup-winning captain, carries out bowel cancer research on behalf of Cancer Research UK.

It commissioned the artist to make the Dylan portrait, called Like a Rolling Stone, to raise money at a Spirit of '66 Ball in Fulham, west London, later.

Mr Chapman said: "Just like Bobby Moore, Bob Dylan personifies that year for me and, just like Bobby, Dylan was and is an inspiration to lots of people.

"This sort of mosaic would sell in a gallery for upwards of £5,000, and I would really hope Like a Rolling Stone will raise at least that amount."

Dylan, now 70, released one of his definitive albums, Blonde On Blonde, in 1966.

He also took part in a world tour that saw him heckled for playing with rhythm and blues band, The Hawks, rather than in his original folk-style.

One audience member famously shouted "Judas" during a concert at Manchester's Free Trade Hall, seconds before Dylan and the band launched into his song Like a Rolling Stone.

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