Bring it on Home: sketches by singer Bob Dylan sold for €12,000 at recent Dublin auction

Written on 03/24/2021

By Ciarán Mather

Three drawings by the legendary folk singer Bob Dylan were recently sold at a Dublin auction ― exceeding their estimated value.

All three sketches were limited print pieces that were sold at Whyte's auction house on Molesworth Street, located near St. Stephen's Green.

James Whyte, director of Whyte’s auctioneers said: 'The works are presented in original paper portfolio with titled upper and protective leaf within.' 

'They are accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Washington Green Fine Art and are in excellent condition.' 

'We are pleased all three were sold,' he added.

The names of the three auctioned sketches that were created by the Blowin' in the Wind singer were Two Sisters, The Boxing Gym and Lakeside Cabin.

Two Sisters (above) had a starting bid of €2,400 but later sold for €6,200.

The Boxing Gym was valued at up to €1,800 and later sold for €3,600.

Meanwhile his 2008 work, Lakeside Cabin, sold for €1,800.

The 79-year-old has been creating art since the 1960s, although his art is not as well-known as his music.

Dylan first premiered his artwork, which included works from his series Drawn Blank, through gallery exhibitions in 2008.

In addition to Bob Dylan's art, work by classic artists such as Jack B. Yeats and Paul Henry are also currently on sale, and are expected to generate €1.4 million in combined sales.