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Bob Dylan addresses book signing controversy

Bob Dylan addresses book signing controversy

Bob Dylan He apologized to fans who bought what they thought were hand-signed copies of his new book, Modern song philosophy, but it was later revealed to contain autographed copies of the songwriter. He took to social media on Friday (November 25) to address the issue, claiming he used an automated autograph machine after a “bad case of vertigo” left him unable to sign some $599 books.

“I have learned that there has been some controversy over signatures on some of my recent art prints and on a limited edition of Modern song philosophyhe wrote Facebook. “I have hand-signed every art print over the years, and there has never been a problem.” He completed:

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. As contractual deadlines approached, the idea of ​​a robotic device was proposed, along with the assertion that this sort of thing was done “all the time” in the art and literature worlds. Using a machine was an error in judgment and I want to correct it immediately. I’m working with Simon & Schuster and my gallery partners to do just that. With my deepest regrets, Bob Dylan”

Dylan’s publisher, Simon & Schuster, also addressed the incident. After initially refusing to provide refunds, they later did issued a statement He confirms that Dylan did not sign some books; They also apologized for the confusion and offered a full refund to anyone who purchased a signed copy of the book. The problem first surfaced shortly after physical copies of the books were shipped, with buyers specifying what they believed to be 17 variations of Dylan’s signature, such as diverse reports.

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“To those who purchased the limited edition Modern Song Philosophy, we want to apologize,” the publisher wrote on Twitter. “As it turns out, the limited-edition books contain Bob’s original signature, but in the form of a replica. We address this information by providing each purchaser with an immediate refund.”

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