Bob Dylan | The Beaten Path | The Silkscreen Collection

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BOB DYLAN FOREWORD

In 1974 I played the first of many shows with The Band – maybe in eight years. We were in a hockey arena in Chicago. There were maybe 18,000 people there. The Band and I hadn’t played publicly together since 1966 where our shows caused a lot of disruption and turmoil – a lot of anger. Now we were in Chicago starting up again. There was no way to predict what was going to happen. At the end of the concert we had played over 25 or 30 songs and we were standing on the stage looking out. The audience was in semi-darkness. All of a sudden, somebody lit a match. And then somebody else lit another match. In short time, there were areas of the arena that were engulfed in matches. Within seconds after that, it looked like the whole arena was in flames and that all the people in the arena had struck matches and were going to burn the place down. The Band and I looked for the nearest stage exit as none of us wanted to go down in flames. It seemed like nothing had changed. If we thought the response was extreme on the earlier tours we played, this was positively apocalyptic. Every one of us on the stage thought that we’d really done it this time – that the fans were going to burn the arena down. Obviously we were wrong. We misinterpreted and misunderstood the reaction of the crowd. What we believed to be disapproval was actually a grand appreciative gesture. Appearances can be deceiving. For this series of paintings the idea was to create pictures that would not be misinterpreted or misunderstood by me or anybody else. When the Halcyon Gallery brought the idea of me doing American landscapes for an exhibition, all they had to do was say it once. And after a bit of clarification, I took it to heart and ran with it. The common theme of these works having something to do with the American landscape – how you see it while crisscrossing the land and seeing it for what it’s worth. Staying out of the mainstream and traveling the back roads, free born style. I believe that the key to the future is in the remnants of the past. That you have to master the idioms of your own time before you can have any identity in the present tense. Your past begins the day you were born and to disregard it is cheating yourself of who you really are. My idea was to keep things simple, only deal with what is externally visible. These paintings are up to the moment realism – archaic, most static, but quivering in appearance. They contradict the modern world. However, that’s my doing. The San Francisco Chinatown street stands merely two blocks away from corporate, windowless buildings. But these cold giant structures have no meaning for me in the world that I see or choose to see or be a part of or gain entrance to. If you look half a block away from the Coney Island hotdog stand, the sky is littered with high rises. I choose not to see them either.

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Down the road, across the highway from the Cabin in the Woods is a manicured golf course. But it has little meaning compared to the seemingly worthless shack which speaks to me. The Alabama Side Show is surrounded by woods in all directions. The side show happens to be in a clearing and you go there by dirt road. I chose to paint the side show instead of the endless woods. There are countless other works where this is also true. All the iconography is used in a semi-conscious way. I chose images because of the meanings they have for me and patterns can be seen in the repeating images – roads, shacks, piers, automobiles, streets, bayous, railroad tracks, bridges, motels, truck stops, power lines, farmyards, theater marquees, churches, signs and symbols, etc. – all establishing a certain type of compositional value. I would say the purpose is plain, non-experimental or exploratory. Some of these works have much complexity of detail. Some are less demanding … in some cases my hand couldn’t do what my eye was perceiving. So I went to the camera obscura method. The camera obscura was a primitive camera invented in the 1600s which projected an image upside down so the painter could work from it. This was a real camera but the image was not printable. It could only be seen and filled in. Caravaggio used this in about all of his paintings and so did Van Eyck and Vermeer. These days you don’t have to go to all that trouble. You can use a real camera. I put a 58 mm 0.43x wide-angle conversion lens onto a used Nikon D3300 Af-p on quite a few paintings, Downtown Bank, Katz’s, Nathans, Russ & Daughters, Roy’s, Blue Line among others and was able to get the desired effect. If that didn’t work, I used a convex Plexiglass RCA 24 × 20 television screen that can be found in old junk shops and looked at the world through that. On Curry Road in Arizona, I used an old movie frame and I did that on a couple of different paintings, too. In just as many others I drew it straight on. Topanga Ranch, Ice Cream Factory, Truck Stops, Flat Top Mt. Diner and Del Rio Cantina. The method with the particular altered lens was used for fullness of effect. In a lot of the other cases, all I needed was a straight edge, compass and a T-Square going on a case by case basis without abandoning tradition or adhering to any conventions or aesthetic doctrines. The watercolors and acrylics done here purposely show little or no emotion, yet I would say they are not necessarily emotionally stringent. The attempt was made to represent reality and images as they are without idealizing them. My idea is to compose works that create stability, working with generalized, universal and easily identifiable objects. Throughout there is the attempt to depict scenes of life and inanimate life for their own sake (Ice Cream Shack, Arcade, Threatening Skies). Da Vinci paints a blurred picture – you see no lines but clouds that fade into one another with different color schemes. An opposing view would be Mondrian and Van Gogh with strict lines that define the volumes of space. In the middle somewhere would be Kandinsky and Rouault. And these paintings would probably fall into that category. An attempt was made to depersonalize the works – strip them of illusion. All the work is exclusively placed in non-exotic settings within a rationally defined space. The focus points are important and sometimes unusually placed. Background and foreground not easily defined. In Amusement Park Alleyway, the focus point is the Ferris wheel in the background. The orange Chevy truck might be centered in the foreground

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but it’s not the focal point. In Morning in Pittsburgh, the focal point would be the bridge in the background instead of the larger warehouse in the foreground. Just like in the Flat Top Diner, the focal point might actually be the green trees. I tried to create the two dimensional image using a mathematical system. At times, the background and foreground converge. Natural scenery is always the main feature. These are not crowded compositions. They are using basic structures to express feelings and ideas. Perfect proportion and logic instead of emotion. The nature of beauty, the lines, forms, shape and texture that emphasize the recognizable create harmony where natural scenery is the main feature. I restricted myself to traditional subject matter viewing nothing as shallow or gaudy. A simple hotdog stand can have classical features and I view it as such (Donut Shop, High Wire). Whiplash curves, flying buttresses, pointed steeples, arches and waves. They are all there, reflecting any time period, purposely trying to stay away from dramatic or theatrical lighting effects, bringing naturalism to the forefront. In some paintings, the brightness of reflected light was brought forth in evident brushstrokes. Sometimes sunlight hitting certain places would contrast deeply with areas of shadow (Sunset on the Prairie, Threatening Skies). I tried to avoid skewed perspectives or manmade light, yet sometimes it couldn’t be avoided. An expert painter is a master in color theory, which means he can turn white into black using a complex value system of colors and hues like a Mark Rothko. The Beaten Path however, reflects explorations in color, sometimes using colors that become less pronounced and outlines that become less precise. Other times tipping towards the monochromatic (Oil Rigger’s Shack, Twilight After Dusk). Flowing or curved lines form another visual vehicle, suggesting a far distance in a landscape painting. Architecture itself is always a vital source of ideas and inspiration but always, The Beaten Path tries to return to the traditional methods of perceptions – things that are perceived in the visible world – taking the three dimensional into a two dimensional format using contrast, location, isolation and convergence. If there is a soundtrack to this compilation of paintings, I would say it could be recordings by Peetie Wheatstraw in some places, Charlie Parker in others, Clifford Brown or Blind Lemon, maybe Guitar Slim – artists that make us a lot bigger when listening to them. It would have to be that way. Absolutely. There was a conscious attempt to dismiss consumer culture or popular culture, including mass media, commercial art, celebrities, consumer or product packaging, billboard signs, comic strips, magazine advertising. The Beaten Path works represent a different subject matter from the everyday imagery of consumer culture. There is nothing to suggest these paintings were inspired by the writings of Sigmund Freud or that they were based on any mental images that occur in dreams, no fantasy worlds, religious mysticism or ambiguous subject matter. In every picture the viewer doesn’t have to wonder whether it’s an actual object or a delusional one. If the viewer visited where the picture actually existed, he or she would see the same thing. It is what unites us all.

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BOB DYLAN

Bob Dylan is one of the world's most influential and groundbreaking artists. He has sold more than 125 million records around the world and amassed a singular body of work that includes some of the greatest and most popular songs the world has ever known. His first success came in the early 1960s as a live performer in the coffee houses and folk clubs of New York’s Greenwich Village. He continues to traverse the globe each year, performing more than 100 concerts annually in front of crowds who embrace his new material with the same fervour as his classic output. In recent years, his work as an author and visual artist has further burnished his popularity and acclaim: a worldwide best-selling memoir, Chronicles: Volume One , spent 19 weeks on The New York Times Best Sellers List in 2004, and since 2007 major exhibitions of his paintings have been shown at some of the world’s most prestigious museums and galleries. Born in Duluth, Minnesota, on 24 May 1941, Dylan spent most of his childhood in the iron-mining town of Hibbing. He taught himself piano and guitar and played in several bands, both in his hometown and in Duluth. In 1961, heavily influenced by Woody Guthrie and other American folk artists, Dylan moved to New York and began to play in the burgeoning folk music scene of Greenwich Village. He was signed to Columbia Records by renowned Artists and Repertoire Executive John Hammond in 1961, and his self-titled debut album was released in 1962. Many of Dylan’s early songs were made famous by other artists such as Joan Baez and Peter, Paul & Mary, whose versions of his classic compositions ‘Blowin’ In The Wind’ and ‘The Times They Are A-Changin’’ helped bring the young artist to a larger audience. From his earliest performances in Greenwich Village coffee shops, folk festivals and rallies in the early 1960s to his stadium rock concerts of the 1970s and subsequent annual international tours, Dylan established an enduring reputation as one of the world’s great live performers. He has released over 50 albums and written more than 600 songs, including ‘Like A Rolling Stone’, ‘All Along The Watchtower’, ‘Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door’, ‘Tangled Up In Blue’ and ‘Make You Feel My Love’. His songs have been covered more than 6,000 times by artists as diverse as Duke Ellington, Jimi Hendrix, Guns N’ Roses, Stevie Wonder, Rod Stewart, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bob Marley, Pearl Jam, Neil Young, Adele and U2.

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Dylan’s contributions to worldwide culture have been recognised and honoured with many awards. He received an honorary doctorate of music from Princeton University, New Jersey, in 1970 and another from the University of St Andrew’s, Scotland, in 2004. President Clinton presented him with a Kennedy Center Honor at the White House in 1997, recognising the excellence of his contribution to American culture. President Obama subsequently granted him America’s 2009 National Medal of Arts and, in 2012, the highest civilian honour in the United States, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In 2013, he received France’s prestigious appointment of Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur. Dylan’s song ‘Things Have Changed’ from the film Wonder Boys (2000) garnered a 2001 Academy Award. In 2007 he received Spain’s Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts and in 2008 a Special Citation Pulitzer Prize ‘for his profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power’. In addition to winning 11 Grammy Awards, Dylan has achieved six entries in the Grammy Hall of Fame, which honours recordings of ‘qualitative or historical significance’ at least 25 years old. His 37th studio album, Fallen Angels , was released to critical acclaim in May 2016, entering the charts in the top 10 in 12 countries. Dylan dates the origins of his work as a visual artist to the early 1960s. In his 2004 memoir, Chronicles , he writes: ‘What would I draw? Well, I guess I would start with whatever was at hand. I sat at the table, took out a pencil and paper and drew the typewriter, a crucifix, a rose, pencils, knives and pins, empty cigarette boxes. I'd lose track of time completely.... Not that I thought I was any great drawer, but I did feel like I was putting an orderliness to the chaos around.’ A few drawings reached the public’s gaze through various means, including the cover of The Band’s 1968 debut album, Music from Big Pink . A book of 92 drawings titled Drawn Blank followed in 1994, and exhibitions of reworked versions of these images were mounted at the Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz in Germany in 2007 and the following year at Halcyon Gallery in London. The original Drawn Blank sketches date from 1989 to 1992. Dylan explains that he drew them as a way of relaxing and refocusing his mind while touring America, Europe and Asia. When approached by the Kunstsammlungen wanting to exhibit them, he returned to the images and reworked them. A single picture would emerge as a set, coloured sometimes delicately, sometimes brilliantly, with different elements emphasised. ‘He riffs with color across the same simple black-and-white sketches the way he plays songs in concert, sometimes making subtle changes, other times brutally overhauling them’, commented Marisha Pessl in The New York Times [‘When I Paint My Masterpiece’, 1 June 2008]. ‘His brushstrokes are like his voice: straightforward, rough, occasionally fragile, but always intent on illustrating the treads of human experience.’ Two important exhibitions of The Drawn Blank Series took place in 2010 at the Accademia Albertina delle Belle Arti in Turin, Italy, and at the Asahi Exhibition Centre in Roppongi, Tokyo. At Halcyon Gallery, the works were exhibited both as limited edition graphics and, in Bob Dylan on Canvas , as the artist’s first-ever paintings in acrylics. As this fresh medium opened up to Dylan during an intensive burst of artistic activity, he completed a significant new group of some 50 paintings, The Brazil Series . In the subsequent exhibition

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at Copenhagen’s Statens Museum for Kunst from September 2010 to April 2011, visitors saw how Dylan had developed preliminary studies into richly coloured depictions of countryside, cityscape and, above all, characters such as musicians, card players and troublemakers. A further artistic landmark was Dylan’s first New York show in autumn 2011 at the Gagosian Gallery, where The Asia Series was exhibited. These 18 works reflect on his time spent in China, Japan, Vietnam and Korea but also quote from art history, including works by Édouard Manet, Paul Gauguin and Henri Cartier-Bresson. In November 2012, the artist’s controversial Revisionist Art Series opened in New York with large silkscreen works that satirised lofty public figures and celebrities within the format of famous magazine covers, re-contextualizing the familiar graphics and iconography with vivacity and a maverick sense of the absurd. In February 2013 the Palazzo Reale in Milan exhibited Dylan’s New Orleans Series, a group of 23 oil on canvas works paying homage to the birthplace of blues and jazz in atmospheric 1940s scenes and portrayals of decadent, virtually monochrome nudes. ‘Night can swallow you up, yet none of it touches you’, says Dylan in Chronicles . ‘There’s something obscenely joyful behind every door, either that or somebody crying with their head in their hands.… The city is one very long poem.’ Dylan's first museum show in London, Face Value , opened at the National Portrait Gallery in August 2013. An exhibition of 12 pastel portraits depicting enigmatic characters conflated from memory, imagination and real life, with such names as Nina Felix and Red Flanagan, it represented a break in tradition for this august institution, which generally admits only portraiture of well-known figures in British public life. Three months later, Dylan’s fascination with metalwork came into the public arena at Halcyon Gallery’s exhibition Mood Swings , presenting his first collection of iron sculptures. Works of threshold and transition, they bar the path but simultaneously allow people to see through to the scenery beyond. During 2014, Dylan exhibited again with Halcyon Gallery, showing Revisionist Art and Side Tracks , a running series of over 300 prints, each uniquely hand-embellished by the artist, revisiting the evocative Train Tracks image from The Drawn Blank Series . The Face Value exhibition toured, first to Copenhagen’s Museum of National History in 2014, then to the Butler Museum in Youngstown, Ohio, in 2015, followed by Kent State University Museum, Ohio, and Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz in 2016. The New Orleans Series travelled to the city that originally inspired this suite of paintings for a two-part show. In October 2016 an official announcement by Sara Danius, Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy, revealed that Dylan was to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature ‘for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition’. The following month, Dylan’s major exhibition The Beaten Path opened at Halcyon Gallery. In these new drawings, watercolours and acrylic works on canvas the artist depicts many facets of the American heartlands. According to Jonathan Jones, art critic at the Guardian , ‘A real artist made these drawings and paintings. Their integrity is compelling. They demand to be looked at, for their awe and wonder at the beauty and grandeur of being alive. These are the pictures of a true poet.’

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SILKSCREENS

Available as 6 Individual Graphics or Deluxe Boxed set of 6 Silkscreen prints with pigmented and acrylic resin ink on archival Coventry Rag 320gsm vellum white paper All hand-signed by the artist in graphite pencil

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Silkscreening is a printing technique in which areas of a screen, comprised of woven mesh stretched on a frame, are selectively masked to create a stencil which forms a negative of the image to be printed. Ink is then pushed through the mesh onto the printing surface, creating a positive image. After isolating the colour, the chromist hand-mixes the colour by sight to match the original, rigorously accounting for many variables such as the change in ink colour when layered upon one another. One colour is printed at a time, so several screens are required to produce a multi-coloured image or design. Each print of a silkscreen edition must be handled and printed once for each colour. Although the term silkscreen derives from the material of the screen itself, the process is sometimes referred to as screen printing or serigraphy, and other materials including polyester mesh, nylon threads and even stainless steel can be used in the process. There are also different types of mesh size which will determine the outcome and look of the finished design on the material. The history of screen printing dates back more than 1,000 years to China during the Song Dynasty. It was first introduced to a Western audience in the late 1700s, but it was not until the start of the twentieth century that printers and their methods advanced. By the early 1960s, the practice was known amongst a select few, but it was a young ar tist named Andy Warhol whose work truly turned silkscreening into a widely recognised ar t form. Today, the practice is revered as a highly specialist collaboration between artist and master printer. THE SILKSCREEN PROCESS

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‘My destiny lay down the road with whatever life invited, had nothing to do with representing any kind of civilization. Being true to yourself, that was the thing.’

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Endless Highway Silkscreen print on archival Coventry Rag paper • Limited Edition of 195 • Paper Size 34.5 × 54 in. (87.6 × 137.1 cm) • Image Size 27.4 × 48 in. (69.6 × 121.9 cm)

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Nowhere and Anywhere Silkscreen print on archival Coventry Rag paper • Limited Edition of 195 • Paper Size 34.5 × 54 in. (87.6 × 137.1 cm) • Image Size 25.4 × 48 in. (64.5 × 121.9 cm)

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Brooklyn Heights Silkscreen print on archival Coventry Rag paper • Limited Edition of 195 • Paper Size 38.5 × 50 in. (97.7 × 127 cm) • Image Size 31.5 × 44 in. (80 × 111.7 cm)

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‘There were a million stories, just everyday New York things if you wanted to focus in on them. It was always right out in front of you, blended together, but you’d have to pull it apart to make any sense of it.’

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New York Skyline, seen from Queens Silkscreen print on archival Coventry Rag paper • Limited Edition of 195 • Paper Size 38.5 × 50 in. (97.7 × 127 cm) • Image Size 31.4 × 44 in. (79.8 × 111.7 cm)

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Manhattan Bridge, Downtown New York Silkscreen print on archival Coventry Rag paper • Limited Edition of 195 • Paper Size 38.5 × 50 in. (97.7 × 127 cm) • Image Size 29.3 × 44 in. (74.4 × 111.7 cm)

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‘The works were done from real life, literature, films, songs, poems and poetry and a certain outlook all scrambled together in one form or another.’

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Late in the Day, Houston Street Silkscreen print on archival Coventry Rag paper • Limited Edition of 195 • Paper Size 45 × 44 in. (114.3 × 111.7 cm) • Image Size 38 × 37 in. (96.5 × 93.9 cm)

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THE COMPLETE COLLECTION

Available as Complete Portfolio set of 6 Silkscreen prints with pigmented and acrylic resin ink on archival Coventry Rag 320gsm vellum white paper All hand-signed by the artist in graphite pencil

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'The Beaten Path’ set of 6 hand-signed, colour silkscreen prints on Coventry Rag paper. The complete portfolio available framed or unframed in presentation packaging; or as individual works in presentation tube.

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THE BEATEN PATH , STANDARD EDITION BOOK A beautiful fully illustrated landscape format book cataloguing the drawings, watercolours on paper and acrylics on canvas featured in Bob Dylan; The Beaten Path exhibition with foreword written by Dylan specifically for the book. THE BEATEN PATH , LIMITED EDITION BOX SET Comprising a unique limited edition graphic of Endless Highway , signed by Bob Dylan, which has been produced by Halcyon Gallery in association with the artist to celebrate the launch of The Beaten Path exhibition, a book and book stand. The bespoke hand-finished flight case is covered in a montage of stickers (different on both sides) that captures the spirit of travel in mid-twentieth century America, and includes stickers depicting Dylan’s Endless Highway (to tie-in with the book cover and print inside) on the front; Abandoned Railroad on the back.

BOB DYLAN BIOGRAPHICAL HIGHLIGHTS

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DISCOGRAPHY

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THE SIXTIES

THE NINETIES

Bob Dylan 

19 March 1962 27 May 1963 10 February 1964 8 August 1964 22 March 1965 30 August 1965 16 May 1966 27 March 1967 27 December 1967

Under The Red Sky 

11 September 1990

The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan  The Times They Are A-Changin’  Another Side Of Bob Dylan  Bringing It All Back Home  Highway 61 Revisited  Blonde On Blonde  Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits 

1961–1991:The Bootleg Series Vols 1–3 

26 March 1991

Good As I Been To You  World Gone Wrong 

3 November 1992 26 October 1993 15 November 1994

Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits,Vol. 3 

MTV Unplugged  Time Out Of Mind 

30 June 1995

30 September 1997 13 October 1998

Live 1966: Bootleg Series Vol. 4 

John Wesley Harding 

Nashville Skyline 

9 April 1969

THE NOUGHTIES

The Essential Bob Dylan 

31 October 2000 11 September 2001 26 November 2002

THE SEVENTIES

Love And Theft 

Self Portrait  New Morning 

8 June 1970

Live 1975: Bootleg Series Vol. 5  Live 1964: Bootleg Series Vol. 6 

21 October 1970 17 November 1971

30 March 2004 30 August 2005

Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits,Vol. 2 

No Direction Home: Bootleg Series Vol. 7 

Pat Garrett And Billy The Kid (soundtrack)

13 July 1973

The Best Of Bob Dylan 

15 November 2005 29 August 2006 6 October 2008 29 April 2009 13 October 2009

Dylan 

16 November 1973

Modern Times 

Planet Waves 

17 January 1974

Tell Tale Signs: Bootleg Series Vol. 8 

Before The Flood 

20 June 1974

Together Through Life  Christmas In The Heart 

Blood On The Tracks  The Basement Tapes 

20 January 1975

1 July 1975

Desire 

5 January 1976

Hard Rain  Street Legal  At Budokan 

1 September 1976 15 June 1978 23 April 1979 20 August 1979

THE CURRENT DECADE

The Witmark Demos: Bootleg Series Vol. 9 

19 October 2010 11 September 2012 27 August 2013 4 November 2014 3 February 2015 6 November 2015

Slow Train Coming 

Tempest 

Another Self Portrait: Bootleg Series Vol. 10 

The Basement Tapes Complete:

Bootleg Series Vol. 11  Shadows In The Night 

THE EIGHTIES

The Cutting Edge: Bootleg Series Vol. 12 

Saved  Infidels 

19 June 1980

Fallen Angels 

20 May 2016

27 October 1983 29 November 1984

Real Live 

Empire Burlesque  Knocked Out Loaded  Dylan & The Dead  Down In The Groove 

30 May 1985 14 July 1986

18 January 1988

19 May 1988

Oh Mercy 

12 September 1989

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AWARDS

Tom Paine Award for distinguished service

13 December 1963

Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song  in a Motion Picture for ‘Things Have Changed’ from Wonder Boys Oscar at 73rd Academy Awards for Best Original Song in a Motion Picture for ‘Things Have Changed’ from Wonder Boys

1 January 2001

in the fight for civil liberty

Honorary Doctorate from Princeton University, 

9 June 1970

New Jersey

25 March 2001

Designated an honorary Mississippi Colonel

1979

by Mississippi Governor Cliff Finch

Inducted into the Nashville Songwriters 

3 November 2002

Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame

15 March 1982

Hall of Fame

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Founders Award, given to songwriters and composers for pioneering contributions to music

2 April 1986

Honorary Doctorate of Music awarded by  the University of St Andrews, Scotland’s oldest university

23 June 2004

Awarded Spain’s prestigious Prince of Asturias  26 October 2007 Prize for the Arts

Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 

20 January 1988

Cleveland, Ohio

Special Pulitzer Prize citation in recognition  of Dylan’s profound impact on popular music and American culture

8 April 2008

Appointed Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres 30 January 1990 by Jack Lang, French Minister of Culture

Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for  outstanding contributions in the field of recorded music, NewYork, NY

20 February 1991

National Medal of the Arts, America’s highest  25 February 2010 honour for achievement in the arts, awarded inWashington, DC

Arkansas Traveler honour awarded by Jim Guy 

1995

Presidential Medal of Freedom, America’s 

29 May 2012

Tucker, Governor of Arkansas

highest civilian honour, awarded by President Obama

Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, presented by photographer Richard Avedon at the Lotus Club, NewYork, NY

16 October 1997

Elected to the American Academy of Arts 

May 2013

and Letters, NewYork, NY

Kennedy Center Lifetime Achievement Award  7 December 1997 presented inWashington, DC, for contribution to American culture

Elected to the Akademie der Künste, 

May 2013

Berlin, Germany

Appointed Chevalier de la Légion 

November 2013

Three Grammy Awards, including Album of  theYear, for the 1997 album Time Out Of Mind

25 February 1998

d’honneur, France

Awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature for  having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition

October 2016

Polar Music Prize presented at the Berwald Hall,  Stockholm, by King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden

15 May 2000

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EXHIBITIONS

THE NOUGHTIES

2007

The Drawn Blank Series

Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, Chemnitz, Germany

2008

The Drawn Blank Series

Halcyon Gallery, London, UK

THE CURRENT DECADE

2011

2014

The Brazil Series

Face Value

National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark

Museum of National History, Copenhagen, Denmark

2011

2015

The Asia Series

Face Value

Gagosian Gallery, NewYork, NY, USA

Butler Museum,Youngstown, Ohio, USA

2013

2016

New Orleans Series

New Orleans Series

Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy

New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

2013

2016

Revisionist Art

Face Value

Gagosian Gallery, NewYork, NY, USA

Kent State University Museum, Kent, Ohio, USA

2013

2016

Mood Swings

Face Value

Halcyon Gallery, London, UK

Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, Chemnitz, Germany

2013

The Beaten Path 

2016

Face Value

National Portrait Gallery, London, UK

Halcyon Gallery, London, UK

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Foreword © 2016 Bob Dylan in his own words

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