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An exhibition of Bob Dylan’s most renowned lyrics, each handwritten by him in pen on paper and accompanied by an original pencil drawing.
Dylan is continually breathing new life into his songs, both musically and lyrically, reworking them to unveil new discoveries in...

Dylan is continually breathing new life into his songs, both musically and lyrically, reworking them to unveil new discoveries in each chord and phrase. With Mondo Scripto, Dylan continues to reinvigorate his work by occasionally altering a lyrical line - sometimes overtly, other times subtly. With 'Gotta Serve Somebody' (1979) and 'If You See Her, Say Hello' (1975), Dylan has completely redrafted some verses to imbue the songs with new meaning. Some lyrics, such as those of 'Tangled Up In Blue' (1975), have been rewritten especially for the this exhibition. The individual pencil drawings that accompany each lyric enhance this unfolding dialogue with the artist's audience. Also featured in the exhibition is an original installation reimagining 'Knockin' On Heaven's Door' (1973), illustrated line by line.

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'Dylan’s imagination has always been keenly visual as well as aural; brilliant and indelible imagery runs through his lyrics and this imagination has long found expression, as well, in his paintings, drawings and sculptures, which have brought him a new kind of worldwide recognition and acclaim.'
Tom Piazza, Mondo Scripto, 2018
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