Original oversize photograph of Bob Dylan used for the cover of the 1991 release Bootleg Series, Volume 1-3

[Photography] [Album artwork] Bob Dylan (subject), Don Hunstein (photographer)

New York: Columbia Records, 1991. Original matte finish photograph of Bob Dylan by photographer Don Hunstein, shot circa 1960, struck for the first time in 1991 for use as shooting artwork on the cover of the 1991 box set. To our knowledge, the only print struck from the negative.

The image of Dylan in the photograph on offer extends substantially beyond what can be seen on the cover of the box set release. Single production annotation, in manuscript pencil, on lower right corner of the mat.

Full provenance available.

Don Hunstein is perhaps best known for his photograph of Bob Dylan and Suze Rotolo walking in Greenwich Village, used for the cover of the 1963 album "The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan."

"The Bootleg Series Volumes 1-3" was the first installment in the Dylan bootleg series, a long-term project covering his vast output from 1961 to 1989. The series has become a massive critical and popular success, and as of 2021—20 years later—14 sets have been released, covering Dylan’s career from its beginning to the most recent release, Springtime in New York," documenting tour rehearsals and outtakes from "Shot of Love," "Infidels," and "Empire Burlesque."

Photograph 12 x 17.75 inches, centered on photographic paper measuring 16 x 20 inches. Near Fine.

Outer frame 18.75 x 24.75 inches. Archivally matted and framed in a museum-quality frame with UV plexiglass.

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