This world-exclusive collection of rare, archival, limited edition portfolios by Bob Dylan features full and complete portfolios dating from as early as 2008 and including; The Drawn Blank Series, The Beaten Path, and the brand new release of Mondo Scripto from 2020.
Also exhibited are selected original artworks, showcasing Dylan's scope as a visual artist and his unmatched mastery as a songwriter, poet, painter, and sculptor.
'I was just drawing whatever I felt like drawing, whenever I felt like doing it. The idea was always to do it without affectation or self-reference, to provide some kind of panoramic view of the world as I was seeing it at the time.'
While on tours of America, Europe and Asia between 1989 and 1992, Dylan produced a collection of sketches that would be published by Random House Books as Drawn Blank. The Drawn Blank Series depicts fleeting images of life on the road: portraits, landmarks, quiet corners of unknown places.
Set of 8 graphics (70 x 56 cm), Edition size: 295
Mondo Scripto features some of Dylan’s most renowned lyrics, handwritten in pen on paper and each accompanied by a corresponding graphite drawing. They demonstrate a direct engagement between his visual art and his songwriting.
Set of 6 graphics (44.5 x 73 cm), Edition size: 495
The Beaten Path is a remarkable, unfolding portrait of the American landscape. Through sketches, watercolours and acrylics, Dylan plots a visual journey across the United States, finding beauty in the overlooked locations that form the backdrop of daily life for most citizens.
Set of 8 standard format graphics (58 x 76 cm), Edition size: 295