Artist Biography Bob Dylan is one of the best known celebrity names in the world, and one of the most famous living musicians. He was born in 1941 in Minnesota in the USA, and grew up exploring music; he eventually became known for his blues and folk music, particularly in the 1960s when he took part in America's civil rights movement. Since then, his fame has only increased, resulting in a legendary status in the music world; his art career is less well known, developing more recently, but has still created a significant impact. Dylan first started down his path as a fine artist in the 1960s. After a motorcycle accident, he spent a lot of time drawing as he recovered. He continued to produce work as he played and toured, eventually publishing a book of drawings that he had created between 1989 and 1992. Years later in 2007, he was asked to exhibit his work at the Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz in Germany. This interest in his art sparked Dylan to create more pieces for the exhibition, a set of works now known as the “Drawn Blank” collection. He followed this three years later with his “Brazil” series, inspired by his visits to the south American country while touring, and his artistic career has grown ever since. Dylan' has continued to produce work in recent years. He has kept on with the practice of using his tours as inspiration for his art; his “Asia” series in 2011 and “New Orleans” series in 2016 are excellent examples of this, and all of his work is considered highly collectible.

Bob Dylan ‘Side View Mirror’ Limited Edition

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Medium: Giclée on Archival, 100% Cotton Mould Made Paper

Format: Limited Edition 107/295

Presentation: Framed

Image size: 24 x 16.5″

Paper size: 30 x 23″

Framed size: 35 x 28.5″

Signed: Yes, by the artist Bob Dylan

Condition: Excellent

Provenance: Original sales invoice and certificate of authenticity

Part of his 2022 Retrospectum collection, “Side View Mirror” by Bob Dylan captures a serene moment from the perspective of a car’s interior, showcasing a view that combines the present journey with reflections of the past. Through the side window, the viewer observes what might be a lavender field, its colours muted by the bright sunlight filtering through a cloud against a vivid blue sky. The side mirror reveals a quiet road, bordered by fields and rolling hills, hinting at the journey left behind.

The interior of the car, dark and nondescript, frames this picturesque scene and focuses the viewer’s attention outward and forward. This artistic choice might suggest that Dylan created this piece en plein air from within his car or perhaps drawn from a photograph he took during his travels. “Side View Mirror” offers a thoughtful glimpse into what captures Dylan’s interest—the dual perspective of looking back while moving forward, symbolically reflecting on the past as one continues through the present.

This artwork stands out in Dylan’s collection for its introspective quality and the way it seamlessly blends elements of time and memory. It is an essential piece for collectors and admirers of Dylan’s work, providing not just a visual experience but also a contemplative journey that resonates with any viewer who appreciates the depth of everyday scenes captured through art.

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Artist Biography Bob Dylan is one of the best known celebrity names in the world, and one of the most famous living musicians. He was born in 1941 in Minnesota in the USA, and grew up exploring music; he eventually became known for his blues and folk music, particularly in the 1960s when he took part in America's civil rights movement. Since then, his fame has only increased, resulting in a legendary status in the music world; his art career is less well known, developing more recently, but has still created a significant impact. Dylan first started down his path as a fine artist in the 1960s. After a motorcycle accident, he spent a lot of time drawing as he recovered. He continued to produce work as he played and toured, eventually publishing a book of drawings that he had created between 1989 and 1992. Years later in 2007, he was asked to exhibit his work at the Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz in Germany. This interest in his art sparked Dylan to create more pieces for the exhibition, a set of works now known as the “Drawn Blank” collection. He followed this three years later with his “Brazil” series, inspired by his visits to the south American country while touring, and his artistic career has grown ever since. Dylan' has continued to produce work in recent years. He has kept on with the practice of using his tours as inspiration for his art; his “Asia” series in 2011 and “New Orleans” series in 2016 are excellent examples of this, and all of his work is considered highly collectible.

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