January 16, 2021 Sports, Rock & Roll and Americana Auction
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 1/16/2021

In 2018, Bob Dylan put pen to paper and created a set of artworks inspired by some of his most famous compositions. With each drawing, Dylan handwrote the lyrics for the song. After the initial London gallery run of the original artworks, entitled "MONDO SCRIPTO," a limited edition of 495 of each artwork and its lyrics were produced and signed by Dylan. Offered here is "Knockin' on Heaven's Door," in it's elegant deep brown folder, emobssed with the Mondo Scripto folder, hand-numbered "230/495' and signed in the lower right by Dylan. The artwork is printed onto 300 gsm Somerset silk stock with a deckle-edge finish. The impression of a plate mark and embossed logo on each piece are the finishing touches to Dylan’s instantly-recognizable aesthetic.

"Knockin' on Heaven's Door" was written by Bob Dylan in 1973 for the soundtrack of the film Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid. It's enticing to assume that the simple, two verse song where a man expresses his angst to his mother is about Billy the Kid, but with Dylan one can never truly know...and he likes it that way. He's notorious for decades of reinterpretations of his classic hits during his live shows, and the offered artwork and the collection from whence it came are an indication that Bob still considers his songs a work in progress.

As Tom Piazza, a celebrated novelist and writer on American music, states in the foreword to the original gallery exhibition catalog, "Mondo Scripto provides the occasion for a fresh and unexpected window on one of the most significant bodies of work of any creative artist in our time.’ He writes, ‘Dylan’s restlessly creative mind is never wholly satisfied, and those familiar with these songs will find surprise at many a new turn of phrase. The unexpected couplings of these works and images offer a surprisingly intimate door into each song, adding dimension, delight and insight into the artist’s relation to his own work."

Accompanied by Certificate of Authenticity from Washington Green Fine Art. The print measures 29 x 17 ¾ and presents in absolute MINT condition.

Bob Dylan Signed Limited Edition “Mondo Scripto” Print of His Original Drawing and Handwritten Lyrics - “Knockin On Heavens Door”
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Minimum Bid: $2,000
Final prices include buyers premium:
Estimate: $4,000 - $5,000
Number Bids: 1
Auction closed on Saturday, January 16, 2021.
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