Bob Dylan has apologized after admitting that autographed copies of his latest book weren't actually signed by him, but by a machine.

However, these copies of

The Philosophy of Modern Song

sold for the modest sum of 600 dollars each were presented as "hand-signed" by the publisher Simon & Schuster, who admitted the fault a few days ago.

Even better, Bob Dylan would have used the same process to sign screen prints of some of his most recent works of art.

Nevertheless, the 81-year-old artist, who explains this choice for health reasons, assures us that he will do everything to rectify the situation.

A vertigo problem

“I've hand-signed every fine art print over the years, and there's never been a problem.

However, in 2019 I had issues with vertigo and it continued through the pandemic years.

It takes a team of five people working closely with me to enable these signings, and we couldn't find a safe and convenient way to complete what I needed to do while the virus was raging,” explained Bob Dylan in a message posted on Facebook.

"So during the pandemic it was impossible to sign anything and my dizziness didn't help.

With contractual deadlines looming, the idea of ​​using an auto-pen was suggested to me, with the assurance that this kind of thing is done "all the time" in the world of art and literature.

Using a machine was an error in judgment and I want to rectify it immediately.


Bob Dylan concluded by assuring that he was now working with his publisher and his gallery to find a solution.

However, given that dizziness tends to occur while standing up, one is entitled to wonder what prevented him from making these dedications comfortably seated behind a desk!


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