Even if Bob dylan has enjoyed an illustrious musical career spanning six decades, music is not the only way he gets creative. He has also worked as a visual artist for decades, and some of his works will soon be featured in an exhibition titled retrospectum, at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum in Miami.
The most comprehensive showcase of Dylan’s artwork will open on Tuesday, November 30, and run through April 17, 2022. The opening is expected to coincide with the annual event Art Basel Festival. According to PA, the exhibition spans six rooms and will include “more than 180 acrylics, watercolors, drawings and ironwork sculptures”. It includes some forty new paintings that have never been seen before by the public. Tickets will cost $ 16 each.
Retrospective includes works dating back to 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 works on display were created in the last fifteen years. Many pieces are on loan from private collections.
“He was recognized in every way possible as a writer, composer, singer, performer, etc. Explains Shai Battel, who designed the show as artistic director of the Modern Art Museum. “Now is the time for the public to see the last element as well. Dylan is able to express himself in so many ways.
Bob Dylan’s 39th album, Rough and rowdy ways, was released in June 2020. It was his first album of original material in eight years.
The Miami Art Basel Fair will open on Tuesday, November 30 to VIP guests and the public on December 2. The fair will close on Saturday December 4, one day earlier than usual.
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