Dylan Manuscripts Pulled From June 23 Christie’s Sale

Earlier today we received word that the amazing Bob Dylan manuscripts offered in the June 23 Christie’s New York sale (see below) have been pulled–a close friend of ours received word from Christie’s that “Lots 319-325 have been withdrawn, pending resolution of a title issue”.   Evidently Christie’s had no other comment beyond this.

We don’t know what happened, but the logical guess would be that Dylan objected to the sale of these important manuscripts.  The catalog noted that these were originally from the collection of Dylan’s late manager, Albert Grossman.  Dylan and Grossman ended their relationship with a long and highly contentious court battle, and Christie’s note that there was a “title issue” suggests that there might be an issue with the provenance of the manuscripts.  More as things develop…

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