Artwork by Bob Dylan Featured This Summer at Fenimore Art Museum

A new exhibition at Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown celebrates another impressive aspect of music legend Bob Dylan’s creativity: his talents in visual art.

Bob Dylan Remastered: Drawings from the Road features ninety-two unique, original signed works. The exhibition is on view from May 25–Sept. 15, 2024.

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A selection of portraits from the exhibition Bob Dylan Remastered: Drawings from the Road, on view at Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown starting May 25. (Photo courtesy of PAN Art Connections).

A dedicated performer, Bob Dylan started what is known as his “Never Ending Tour” in 1988; between 1989 and 1992, as he traveled through North America, Europe, and Asia, he began sketching glimpses of his life on the road. The pencil and charcoal drawings were a way to “refocus a restless mind,” as Dylan claimed, providing him a new outlet to celebrate the comings and goings of everyday life.

“This exhibition allows everyone, including Dylan’s fans, to experience another aspect of the range of talents possessed by this music legend,” said Chris Rossi, Director of Exhibitions at Fenimore Art Museum. “We all recognize him as an accomplished singer/songwriter and visitors will be equally amazed when discovering his work as a visual artist.”

Dylan made three different collections out of the original drawings by “remastering” these works, adding vivid watercolor and gouache to digital enlargements of the drawings to create a new, special edition set entitled The Drawn Blank Series, which is the focus of Fenimore’s exhibition.

All three series were first seen during an exhibition at the prestigious Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz Museum in Germany in 2007. After one additional show in Helsinki, the works returned to Dylan. Today, The Drawn Blank Series is owned by a private collector while the other two sets were sold to a private gallery. His skills as a draughtsman, in keeping with his talents as a songwriter, lie in his ability to tell a tale through the simplest and most evocative means.

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