Bob Dylan calls machine-typed ‘signatures’ an ‘error of judgment’

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan
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In spite ofTalwart’s commitment to touringAnd the Public Comments From your Bob Dylan grown in recent years. But Controversy over the musician The use of digitally transcribed “signatures” prompted one of Dylan’s rare statements, an apology on what he calls it “Error in judgment. ”

The issue at hand lies in the limited edition and (allegedly) signed copies of Dylan’s book Modern song philosophyAnd the Which Sold for $600 apiece. aSome unhappy customers pointed outthe signatures appeared clearly machine-typed when compared to other original examples of Dylan’s signature.

In a joint statement to Facebook On Saturday, Dylan attributes his decision to use a motorized opener to vertigo, which first became a struggle in 2019 and has followed him through the pandemic. The robotic device copies a person’s signature by storing a digital copy of their handwriting and recreating it through a robot arm (which means the signatory doesn’t need to be in the room to put pen to paper).

“I have hand-signed every art print over the years, and there was never a problem,” Dylan writes. However, in 2019 I had a bad case of vertigo and it continued into the pandemic years. It takes a crew of five working in close quarters with me to help enable these autograph sessions, and we couldn’t find a safe and practical way to complete what I needed to do during an outbreak. Therefore, during the epidemic, it was impossible to sign anything and the vertigo did not help. “

He continues, “With contractual deadlines approaching, the idea of ​​the automatic pen was proposed to me, along with the assurance that this sort of thing is done ‘all the time’ in the world of art and literature.” According to Dylan, he plans to work with his publisher, Simon & Schuster, and his gallery partners to “correct” the situation.

Simon & Schuster initially refused requests for refunds from disgruntled fans, reassuring them that the signatures had been proven with a “notarization letter”. Publishing house since then Doubled againsigning acknowledgment it was Dylan’s “exact copy” and promising full refunds to all people who purchased one of the 900 books.

Dylan’s confession also raised questions about some of the pieces Recently Signed artwork- pieces it They can sell for up to $15,000 each BBC. Castle Fine Art, a British gallery that carries Dylan’s signed work, shared a statement via diverse that they were “totally unaware” of the use of the automation system in the prints. The Gallery offered full refunds to any affected customers, and If any of the purchasers chose to keep their paintings, “they will be required to replace their existing Certificate of Authenticity with one that reflects the automatic signature.”

Automation allegations didn’t just plague Dylan; Van Morrison was recently accused of using the device, despite administering it She denied it. Sinead O’Connor also admitted last year to using a signature stamp on her memoirs memories. She tweeted at the time, “I was in no position to hand out my name 10,000 times, the number I was asked to sign,” at the time, BBC. My son was sick, as was I.

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