Bob Dylan apologises over autograph drama in rare public statement


Bob Dylan has addressed the controversy (Image: EPA)

Bob Dylan has apologised after utilizing a machine to duplicate his autograph on copies of his new guide.

The 81-year-old folks music legend was caught up in a furore after restricted version copies of his tome The Philosophy of Trendy Tune costing $600 every had been marketed as ‘hand-signed’, however had been later found to have been signed utilizing an ‘autopen’ which replicated his scrawl.

Bosses at publishing firm Simon and Schuster have acknowledged the blunder and supplied refunds, and now Dylan himself has defined how the scenario happened and described it as an ‘error in judgement’.

In a prolonged Fb put up, he stated: ‘I’ve been made conscious that there’s some controversy about signatures on a few of my latest art work prints and on a limited-edition of Philosophy Of Trendy Tune.

‘I’ve hand-signed each artwork print through the years, and there’s by no means been an issue. Nevertheless, in 2019 I had a nasty case of vertigo and it continued into the pandemic years.

‘It takes a crew of 5 working in shut quarters with me to assist allow these signing classes, and we couldn’t discover a secure and workable option to full what I wanted to do whereas the virus was raging.

The folks music legend has blamed the scenario on ‘vertigo’ (Image: Richard Isaac/REX/Shutterstock)

‘So, through the pandemic, it was inconceivable to signal something and the vertigo didn’t assist. With contractual deadlines looming, the thought of utilizing an auto-pen was advised to me, together with the reassurance that this type of factor is finished “on a regular basis” within the artwork and literary worlds.

‘Utilizing a machine was an error in judgment and I need to rectify it instantly. I’m working with Simon & Schuster and my gallery companions to do exactly that.’

He signed the letter together with his ‘deepest regrets’.

Earlier than the Blowin’ In The Wind star addressed the controversy himself, Simon and Schuster had already apologised for the flip of occasions having initially refused refunds and insisted the signatures had been legit and confirmed to be so by a ‘letter of authenticity’.

They then stated in an announcement: ‘To those that bought the Philosophy of Trendy Tune restricted version, we need to apologise. Because it seems, the restricted version books do comprise Bob’s authentic signature, however in a penned duplicate kind.

‘We’re addressing this data by offering every purchaser with a direct refund.’

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