In January, we released the first instalment from Bob Dylan's The Retrospectrum Collection in celebration of the international tour of Dylan’s major museum retrospective of the same name. The collection proved to be one of the artist's most popular to date, selling out in just days. Now, we're delighted to announce the second instalment of limited edition graphics from this body of work. This collection represents a visual pathway following Dylan’s artistic journey, whose ever-evolving artistry continues to position him as inarguably one of the most revered living visual artists on a global stage.
Within this collection of limited edition graphics we see clear documentation of key thematic motifs, now synonymous with Dylan’s canon of work. When speaking about the scenes he is often drawn to, Dylan commented: “I chose images because of the meanings they have for me and patterns can be seen in the repeating images – roads, shacks, piers, automobiles, streets, bayous, railroad tracks, bridges, motels, truck stops, power lines, farm yards, theater marquees, churches, signs and symbols, etc. – all establishing a certain type of compositional value. I would say the purpose is plain, non-experimental or exploratory.”
Bob Dylan is one of the world’s most influential and groundbreaking artists. In the decades since he first burst into the public’s consciousness from New York City’s Greenwich Village folk music scene in the early 1960s, Bob Dylan has sold more than 125 million records and amassed a singular body of work that includes some of the greatest and most popular songs the world has ever known.
Dylan dates the origins of his work as a visual artist to the early 1960s. The public first saw his artwork on the cover of the album, Music From Big Pink by The Band in 1968 and on his now iconic Self Portrait album cover of 1970. In his 2004 memoir, Chronicles, he writes: ‘What would I draw? Well, I guess I would start with whatever was at hand. I sat at the table, took out a pencil and paper and drew the typewriter, a crucifix, a rose, pencils, knives and pins, empty cigarette boxes. I’d lose track of time completely.... Not that I thought I was any great drawer, but I did feel like I was putting an orderliness to the chaos around.’
27/01/2022Faithfully recreated from original artworks on prominent display at the groundbreaking Retrospectrum exhibition, these collectible hand-signed graphics are available to order now.
12/05/2022We’re delighted to present the latest release from ‘The Retrospectrum Collection’ by Bob Dylan, titled ‘Sunset, Monument Valley’. Influenced by Dylan’s time on tour in Utah, the fiery scene features a real-life highway coursing through the sandy terrain of the western state.
20/11/2021The prestigious Miami museum is exhibiting more than 180 of Dylan's paintings, drawings and sculptures, spanning 60 years of his art. Get in touch to find out more about this interactive and immersive display.
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