Bob Dylan | Retrospectrum | 2021

In 2019, Bob Dylan’s first comprehensive solo museum exhibition, Retrospectrum, opened at the Modern Art Museum (MAM) Shanghai. Attracting over 100,000 visitors in the opening three months, it cemented him as one of the most important contemporary visual artists, and became the most-visited art exhibition that year. Our beautiful hardback book takes viewers on a visual tour of the groundbreaking exhibition, making it a must-have for any Dylan collector. 

Showcasing over 180 drawings, sculptures and paintings from collections including The Asia SeriesMondo Scripto, Train Tracks and The Drawn Blank Series, the international exhibition has now moved to the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum in Miami, where it will run until April 2022. Following on from its success at the Today Art Museum in Beijing and the Jupiter Museum of Art in Shenzhen, the exhibition includes immersive and interactive displays, along with works from his brand-new Deep Focus series, which transforms scenes from films into cinematic paintings.

To find out more about the exhibition or the artworks featured, get in touch

Behind the scenes at the Museum of Modern Art (MAM) Shanghai

Shai Batel, the artistic director of Modern Art Museum (MAM) Shanghai, says: “Bob Dylan is a seminal artist, rightly recognized as one of the defining figures of popular culture for more than half a century. We saw the profound impact and reach of Dylan’s work in Shanghai, where hundreds of thousands came to experience and engage with his remarkable creativity, unique observations and social commentary.

"The exhibition provides visitors with a unique opportunity to view Dylan's journey in the visual arts as well as an introduction to the artist's singular stature as a singer, songwriter, recording artist and concert performer reflected in iconic elements from his storied career."

"Seeing many of my works years after I completed them is a fascinating experience. I don't really associate them with any particular time or place or state of mind, but view them as part of a long arc; a continuum that begins with the way I go forth in the world and changes direction as my perception is shaped and altered by life. "

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Bob Dylan | The Asia Series | 2021


A visual reflection on Dylan's travels in Japan, China, Vietnam and Korea, this series of four hand-signed limited edition graphics was unlike anything we had released before. Extremely limited numbers of selected artworks are still available.

Bob Dylan | The Drawn Blank Series | 2021


Available in an edition of just 95, these previously unpublished editions of 'Backyard' and 'Truck' are hand-signed by Bob Dylan and are two of the first-ever works from his fine art programme.

Bob Dylan: Retrospectrum at the Frost Art Museum


The prestigious Miami museum is exhibiting more than 180 of Dylan's paintings, drawings and sculptures, spanning 60 years of his art. Get in touch to find out more about this interactive and immersive display.

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