Bob Dylan is known around the world for his music and lyrics, but the Nobel Prize winner in Literature has also been producing visual art for decades.
As reported by a number of outlets, the Philip Frost Art Museum in Miami has just opened (November 30, 2021) Retrospectrum, a comprehensive exhibition of visual art created by Dylan. The exhibition will run until April 17, 2022. The opening coincides with the annual meeting Basel Art Festival.
According to AP, the exhibition spans six rooms and will include “more than 180 acrylics, watercolours, drawings and wrought iron 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 dating 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 exhibited works were created within the last fifteen years. Many pieces are on loan from private collections.
It is also worth noting that the exhibition debuted at the Shanghai Museum of Modern Art in 2019. It attracted more than 100,000 visitors in its three months of opening, making it the exhibition of most visited art of this year.