Over the past 50 years, legendary songwriter Bob Dylan, has lent his creative genius to many projects outside of music, from directing, to painting, and most recently to sculpting huge iron work gates from pieces he’s salvaged. His works include everything from pieces of farm equipment to antique weapons, and even children’s toys. For Dylan, gates hold a special appeal “because of the negative space they allow…They can be closed, but at the same time they allow the seasons and breezes to enter and flow. They can shut you out or shut you in. And in some ways, there is no difference."
Though Dylan has previously kept his work away from the public eye, his latest creation, a 26-by-15-foot custom archway, entitled “Portal” will become a permanent installation at Maryland’s MGM’s National Harbor Casino, which will open to the public later this year. Rock-it Cargo is proud to be providing the freight and logistic services to move the gate from Los Angeles to Maryland.
For fans of Bob Dylan's music his Never Ending Tour will restart on October 7th in Indio California at the Desert Trip festival where he will share the bill with other music industry legends the Rolling Stones, Neil Young, Paul McCartney, Roger Waters and the Who. Dylan will then continue the tour across America before finishing in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on November 23rd.