Bob Dylan’s unique 2021 disk sells for $1.77 million at auction
LONDON—The only copy of a disk of Bob Dylan’s “Blowin’ in the Wind” that the singer-songwriter recorded in 2021 sold for $1.77 million (about P99.25 million) at auction on Thursday, above its price estimate.
The disk, in the new Ionic Original audio format, was Dylan’s first studio recording of the folk classic since 1962, said Christie’s which conducted the sale in London.
Stored in a wooden cabinet, the disk features etched signatures of the Grammy Award and Nobel Prize winner, musician and producer Joseph Henry “T Bone” Burnett III, and mastering engineer Jeff Powell.
Dylan reportedly wrote the song in just 10 minutes in a Greenwich Village café in New York City in 1962, Christie’s said.
The hammer price of £1.2 million (about P81.14 million) exceeded the estimate of £600,000 to £1 million (about P40.57 million to P67.49 million). Fees brought the final price to £1.482 million (about P100 million). DC
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