The first comprehensive U.S. exhibit of music icon Bob Dylan's artwork — more than 120 paintings, drawings and sculptures — will open in November in Miami.
"Bob Dylan: Retrospectrum" will be presented Nov. 30-April 17 at the Frost Art Museum at Florida International University.
The exhibit was curated by Shai Baitel, artistic director of the Modern Art Museum Shanghai, where "Retrospectrum" debuted in 2019.
The Duluth-born, Hibbing-reared Dylan turns 80 on May 24. A longtime visual artist (remember his painting on the cover of 1970's "Self Portrait" album?) who later took up ironwork sculpture, Dylan was first exhibited in 2007 with "The Drawn Blank Series" in Germany.
His art has since been presented at the National Portrait Gallery in London, the National Gallery of Denmark and the Palazzo Reale in Milan, among other places. Since 1994, eight books of his drawings and paintings have been published.
"Retrospectrum" is the most extensive collection of artwork by Dylan, who of course is better known for his 39 studio albums. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has received 10 Grammys, one Academy Award and the Nobel Prize for literature.
Several books about him — including Clinton Heylin's "The Double Life of Bob Dylan: A Restless, Hungry Feeling (1941 — 1966)" — are being published this month. Among the new albums saluting him will be Chrissie Hynde's "Standing in the Doorway," due May 21.
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