Bob Dylan’s “Revisionism: Thirty New Works”

December 5, 2012

Bob Dylan abriu uma nova exposição na Gagosian Gallery semana passada, chamada “Revisionism: Thirty New Works”, sem abertura oficial e para poucos visitantes.

Os 30 trabalhos de arte são canvas em serigrafia e de larga escala que re-contextualizam capas de revista com a iconografia da cultura pop. Dylan faz colagens de celebridades e políticos em suas versões de revistas como Rolling Stone e TIME, adicionando chamadas sem sentido.

“Revisionism” chega como um rebote às acusações de plagiarismo à “The Asia Series”, a primeira exposição do artista na galeria nova-iorquina há quase um ano. As pinturas de Dylan, definidas como um “diário visual” de suas viagens pelo Japão, China e Vietnam apresentaram grande similaridade com fotografias de Cartier Bresson e outros.

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Bob Dylan opened a new exhibition at Gagosian Gallery last week, titled “Revisionism: Thirty New Works”, with no official opening reception and to small crowds.

The 30 artworks consist of large-scale, silkscreened canvases that re-contextualize magazine covers with pop culture iconography. Dylan plasters celebrities and politicians on his version of well-known publications like Rolling Stone and TIME magazines, adding nonsensical headlines.

“Revisionism” comes as a rebound to the accusations of plagiarism at “The Asia Series”, the artist’s first ever exhibition at the major New York gallery almost a year ago. Dylan’s paintings, defined as a “visual journal” of his travels through Japan, China and Vietnam hold striking similarities to existing photographs by Cartier Bresson and others.

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