Bob Dylan’s First Public Artwork to Be Unveiled in Maryland

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan

People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.

All I can do is be me, whoever that is.

He not busy being born is busy dying.

Take care of all your memories. For you cannot relive them.

What's money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.

I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom.

Don't criticize what you can't understand.

No one is free, even the birds are chained to the sky.

Chaos is a friend of mine.

Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan

Music legend-turned-artist Bob Dylan will be installing his first public work in Prince George’s County, Maryland. The work is a sculpted metal doorway which will act as an entrance to the $1.3 billion resort and casino MGM National Harbor.

According to a press release, the 26-foot by 15-foot iron archway, welded by Dylan himself, will serve as a “portal” to the billion dollar resort.

Dylan created metal sculptures for family and friends for 30 years before exhibiting them at London’s Halcyon Gallery with the show “Mood Swings” in 2013. He also collects metal objects such as farm equipment utensils, antique fire arms, cogs, chains and axes, and welds them together, creating new sculptures.

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“Gates appeal to me because of the negative space they allow,” Dylan said in a statement. “They can be closed, but at the same time they allow the seasons and breezes to enter and flow. They can shut you out or shut you in. And in some ways, there is no difference.”

Jim Murren, chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts was thrilled to have Dylan’s work as an addition to the MGM National Heritage Harbor Collection which will feature over a dozen as yet unspecified artists with works ranging from watercolor and photography to LED light boxes and large sculptural works.




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