Spanish art prize for Dylan


Spain’s 2007 Asturias Prize for Art has been awarded to the US singer and musician Bob Dylan, the jury in the northern Spanish city of Oviedo said on June 13. The prize-giving ceremony will take place in October.

“Austere in form and profound in message, Dylan marries music and poetry in a body of work that has set an example and influenced the sentimental education of millions of people,” the jury said.

Dylan is a “living legend of the history of popular music and the guiding star of a generation that dreamed of changing the world.” it said. Spain’s Crown Prince Felipe is the patron of the foundation which annually hands out eight awards — each worth $66,000.