Music legend Bob Dylan Is seeking refuge from the storm of criticism after It was found that fans Who paid $599 for You can find more information at “hand signed” Copy of his new book discovered the autographs weren’t genuine.

Nine hundred copies Modern Song Philosophy were sold at a premium rate with a Dylan signature. Some of the signatures were supposedly handwritten, as it turned out. signatures These were made using an “autopen” device that copies an original script

The outrage was so strong that it prompted a statement The Tambourine Man, who was famously silent when he won the Nobel prize for music.

“I’ve hand-signed each and every art print over the years, and there’s never been a problem,” He wrote on Facebook. “However, in 2019 I had a bad case of vertigo and it continued into the pandemic years… With contractual deadlines looming, the idea of using an auto-pen was suggested to me, along with the assurance that this kind of thing is done ‘all the time’ in the art and literary worlds. Using a machine was an error in judgment and I want to rectify it immediately. I’m working with Simon & Schuster and my gallery partners to do just that.”

Dylan It was explained that vertigo made it necessary for He enlisted five people to assist him in signing sessions. They were unable find safe ways to sign during the pandemic. That’s when the autopen It was suggested.

Publisher Simon & Schuster said it would refund people who bought the $599 versions of the book immediately.

The news is the autopen began blowin’ in The wind, the U.K. Gallery that has sold the most Dylan’s paintings said it would offer full refunds Customers who have purchased “hand signed” items. These prints are often sold for Prices range from $6,000 to $18,000 per piece

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