The largest collection of Bob Dylan artwork ever seen will be on display in the US later this year
“Retrospectum” spans six decades of Dylan’s art, featuring over 120 of the artist’s paintings, drawings and sculptures.
Building on the original “Retrospectum” exhibition that premiered in Shanghai, China in 2019, the new version will feature new, never-before-seen pieces and additional artwork from a brand new series called “American Pastoral.”
Debuting in Miami at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum on November 30, 2021, “Retrospectum” will run through April 17, 2022. Miami is the only stop announced so far.
Much of Dylan’s work reflects his constant travels around the United States and his deep affinity with the American scene. This new series is no exception.
One addition – “One Too Many” from 2020 – features a man who has slumped over a smoky bar at the end of an evening, and another “Subway Cityscape”, also from 2020, shows Dylan’s love of industrial urban cityscapes.
The veteran singer and Nobel laureate who turns 80 this month has seen a growing appreciation for his art since his debut exhibition, The Drawn Blank Series, was unveiled in Germany in 2007. His work has been shown at the National Portrait Gallery in London , the National Gallery of Denmark, the Palazzo Reale in Milan and the Shanghai exhibition at the Modern Art Museum, the most visited exhibition in the city in 2019.
In addition to the journey through Dylan’s artistic landscape, the new exhibition will feature curated immersive and interactive displays of his music and literary works, adding context to this multifaceted talent and its impact on popular culture for more than half a century.