TheBob DylanArchive, which is housed at the University of Tulsa's Helmerich Center for American Research at Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma, will take the wraps off a new exhibit in May.
Bob Dylan: Face Value and Beyond opens on May 10th at the Gilcrease Museum. Curated by The Bob Dylan Archive, the exhibit will include Dylan's renowned Face Value portrait series, as well as drawings, filmed performances, writings, personal effects and ephemera.
Dylan has been creating visual art since the 1960s, but only began exhibiting his work publicly in 2007. The 12 pastel portraits in Face Value are his first public attempts at portraiture. They debuted at London's National Portrait Gallery in 2013 and were shown in the U.S. briefly in 2015. The exhibition will also premiere drawings and sketches, including two recently unearthed Dylan sketchbooks from 1970 and a series of never-before-seen artworks he created for his 1973 book,Writings and Drawings.
Also going on display -- two silent Andy Warhol-directed "Screen Tests" of Dylan, the leather jacket he wore at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965 when he went electric, and a wallet and address book from the mid-1960s that contain a number of personal references and effects.
Bob Dylan: Face Value and Beyond runs through September 15th