Bob Dylan has won more awards than just about anyone. However he’s a man that has not sought accolades or chased awards and his recent achievement is no exception.
Winner of the Nobble prize of literature the powers that be in Stockholm and have been knocking on Dylan’s door but as yet its reported that there has been no answer.
“Right now we are doing nothing. I have called and sent emails to his closest collaborator and received very friendly replies. For now, that is certainly enough,” the Academy’s permanent secretary, Sara Danius, told state radio SR earlier today (October 17), according to The Guardian.
Dylan’s extensive Honours Award list looks something like this:
1963 Tom Paine Award - Honours
1970 Princeton University, New Jersey - Honorary Doctorate of Music
1982 Songwriters Hall of Fame - Inducted
1990 Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres - Honours
1997 Kennedy Center Honours - Honours
1997 The Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize - Recipient
2000 Polar Music Prize
Winner 2002 Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame - Inducted
2004 St. Andrews University, Scotland - Honorary Doctorate of Music
2007 Prince of Asturias Awards - Winner
2008 Pulitzer Prize Special Citations and Awards - Winner
2009 National Medal of Arts - Honours
2012 Presidential Medal of Freedom - Recipient
2013 Officier de la Legion dhonneur - Recipient
2016 Nobel Prize in Literature – RecipientIn.
1960’s Dylan’s first visual works came to the public domain including the album cover titled the Music From The Big Pink by the Band who backed Dylan on his 1966 tour. A book titled Drawn Blank followed in 1994 and exhibitions of reworked versions of the images from this book first appeared at an exhibition at Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz in Germany 2007—2008.
Two important exhibitions followed in 2010 which helped establish Dylan’s visual works on the international stage. The first was held at the Accadmeia Albertina delle Belle Arti in Turin, Italy. The second was at the Asahi Exhibition Centre Tokyo and many more followed in Copenhagen, London and New York.