The US premiere of Bob Dylan: Retrospectrum at the Frost Art Museum in Miami will be on view from 30 November 2021. The exhibition will feature more than 180 of Dylan's paintings, drawings and sculptures, spanning six decades of his life, including his new series, titled Deep Focus.
A natural progression from his earlier and ongoing series The Beaten Path, Deep Focus confronts figures rather than landscapes, using source material from films to present arresting images that evoke documentary candour and the camera's potential to manipulate reality.
'When I saw the catalogue representing the beautiful and comprehensive Bob Dylan: Retrospectrum exhibition that premiered in Shanghai in 2019, I knew immediately that I wanted to bring this iconic artist's rarely seen visual works to South Florida, to be enjoyed by our students, our broader community and visitors from across the country and around the globe.'
– Mark B. Rosenberg, President, Florida International University
Leading museums and galleries from all over the world have exhibited Dylan's paintings, drawings and ironwork sculptures starting with The Drawn Blank Series, being unveiled at Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, Germany in 2007. Since then, Dylan’s works have been seen at the National Portrait Gallery in London; the National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen; the Palazzo Reale in Milan, Italy; and Modern Art Museum (MAM) Shanghai in China, for which Retrospectrum was initially conceived, becoming the most visited exhibition in the city, in 2019.