Bob Dylan: Mondo Scripto: HALCYON GALLERY

9 October - 23 December 2018

"Dylan has revealed something about why he continues to wield influence so huge as to be almost inconceivable for a living artist" 

Vanity Fair

Mondo Scripto explores this seminal body of work from many different and surprising angles. Dylan is continually breathing new life into his songs, both musically and lyrically, reworking them to unveil new discoveries in each chord and phrase. With Mondo Scripto, Dylan continues to reinvigorate his work by occasionally altering a lyrical line – sometimes overtly, other times subtly. With ‘Gotta Serve Somebody’ (1979) and ‘If You See Her, Say Hello’ (1975), Dylan has completely redrafted some verses to imbue the songs with new meaning. Some lyrics, such as those of ‘Tangled Up In Blue’ (1975), have been rewritten especially for the this exhibition. The individual pencil drawings that accompany each lyric enhance this unfolding dialogue with the artist’s audience.