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 ‘Yellow Taxi’ Limited Edition

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Details

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

Bob Dylan’s artwork continues to increase in value, making his pieces an appealing investment for the future and a great addition to any collection. Part of his 2022 Retrospectum collection, “Yellow Taxi” depicts a vivid night scene with a yellow taxi driving through what appears to be New York City, its bright headlights striking as they illuminate the foreground and move directly towards the viewer. The road, painted in an ethereal blue, reflects the headlights, creating a luminous, river-like path framed by darker, more defined buildings. This contrast enhances the nocturnal ambiance, drawing the viewer’s eye through the scene. In the background, buildings are softly outlined in muted greys, their details blurred.

The artwork invites viewers to ponder the mysteries of the taxi’s journey: Who is inside, and where are they going on this quiet night? Adding a layer of narrative intrigue, this piece also shares a tonal similarity with Van Gogh’s “Café Terrace at Night,” evoking a vibrant yet tranquil mood through its use of light and colour.

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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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