Rare Bob Dylan Painting Sells For Nearly $200,000 At Auction

A rare painting, done almost 50 years ago by rock icon Bob Dylan, fetched nearly $200,000 at a recent auction conducted by RR Auction.

According to an announcement by the auction house last Friday (May 24) – which marked Dylan’s 83rd birthday, the artwork from circa 1968 sold for $196,156 at the auction.

Dylan reportedly producer the abstract artwork during his time in Woodstock, New York, the period in which he collaborated with The Band.

RR Auction described the painting on its website as a “colorful and energetic abstract composition featuring the large central outline of a bull. The canvas is filled in with captivating abstract shapes and patterns combined with recognizable imagery, including music notes, bow ties, animals, and segmented features. At the top is the red outline of a man in a brimmed hat-mirroring his own style during his Woodstock days.”

According to the auction house, Dylan offered the painting to Woodstock-area resident Sandy LePanto in exchange for an astrology chart, noting that the painting had been in her family until it was recently rediscovered in her former husband, Anthony Lepanto’s estate.

“Dylan’s artistry knows no bounds, evident in this vibrant piece that melds music, symbolism, and personal reflection,” Bobby Livingston, RR Auction executive vice president, said in a press statement shared with People. “With his 83rd birthday upon us, this sale highlights the enduring impact of his multifaceted talent.”

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