Bob Dylan is known around the world for his music and lyrics, but the Nobel Prize winner for Literature has also been producing visual art for decades.
As a number of outlets report, Philip Frost Art Museum in Miami just opened (November 30, 2021) Retrospectrum, a comprehensive exhibition of the visual art Dylan created. The exhibition will run until April 17, 2022. The opening coincides with the annual Art Basel Festival.
According to AP, the exhibit spans six rooms and will include “more than 180 acrylics, watercolors, drawings, and ironwork sculptures.” It includes forty new paintings that have never been seen before by the public. Tickets will cost $16 each.
As reported, Retrospectrum includes works from as far back as the 1960s, starting with pencil sketches he made of his songs including “Highway 61 Revisited” and “Like A Rolling Stone.” However, the majority of the artworks on show were created within the last fifteen years. Many of the pieces are on loan from private collections.
It is also noted that the show initially debuted at the Modern Art Museum in Shanghai back in 2019. It attracted over 100,000 visitors in its opening three months, making it the most visited art exhibition of that year.
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