Superstar Bob Dylan Rock Dreams by Guy Peellaert


Category A: mint / as perfect as vintage can be

Artist: Guy Peellaert

Title: Bob Dylan –  Rock Dreams

Printed by: Printed in Holland

Number: #3

Year: 1973

Size: 97,3 x 57,9 cm


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Superstar Bob Dylan Rock Dreams by Guy Peellaert. Original poster lithograph by the artist Guy Peellaert. Superstar Bob – Rock Dreams is a rare poster taken from the famous book Rock Dreams published by Verlag Walther H. Schünemann Munich, in the 1970’s. The slogan „Rock’n Roll For Your Eyes“ is a underestimated and proven promise. This very rare poster was published in the 1970’s. The Book Rock Dreams was first published by Verlag Walther H. Schünemann Munich. Rock Dreams was licensed and published in several  languages since then. It gained worldwide fame for it’s artwork.

Superstar Bob. Soon his fame spread and he toured, grew rich and was worshipped. Messianic, he needed only point his finger and the temples trembled before him. Now he travelled the world, a potentate, whose person was sacred, whose every word was scripture, and the multitudes flocked to see him, and bend to kiss his feet. But these things were not possible, for Zimmermann was no longer reachable. Brooding in grand hotels and limousines, he sat in judgement, or presented parables, but lived behind bullet-proof glass. (Nick Cohn / Rock Dreams)

Rock Dreams. The most famous book by the Belgian all-rounder (1934 until 2008) came into existence in collaboration with the Britisch rock journalist Nick Cohn. Only a year after being published it was told to have sold over 1 million copies.  The illustrations show in extreme images the wildest dreams of then popular rock heroes. Peellaerts style was photorealism. His preferred art tool was oil crayon.

Many of the original works are in the possession of actor Jack Nicholson. Guy Peellaert is also well known for his early erotic grown up cartoon works, Pravda and Jodelle. The very modern erotic cartoon style, similar to Barbarella, was Published by Verlag Schünemann Bremen. A very few posters have been chosen to be published at PPP Publishing in the 1960’s. Years after Rock Dreams, one of Peellaerts last prominent book “The Big Room” was realized and finally published in the late 1980’s. The artwork of Big Room was exhibited at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris in the 19190’s. Several re-publications of Rock Dreams have been published over the decades in the 1980’s and 2000’s.

This Lithograph is category A. It still may have tiny irritations (the beauty of original vintage), which can be seen on the high res. pop-up image of the product.