Grazie a Suze Rotolo per averci regalato una delle copertina più belle di tutti i tempi…
Suze Rotolo passed away on Friday, February 25, 2011.
You may recognize her as the woman walking beside Bob Dylan on the album cover for The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan — she was Bob Dylan’s girlfriend at the time, back in the early 1960s.
As J. Hoberman in the Village Voice wrote about her today:
“Suze Rotolo was a talented artist (the maker of artist books and delicate book-like objects), as well as an illustrator, a sometime activist, an erstwhile East Village Other slum goddess, a devoted wife, a proud mother, a poet’s muse, a good comrade, and late in her too-short life, a published author. She was intensely private but as the radiant young woman on the cover of The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, she became a legendary figure and even a generational icon.”
She taught at the Parsons School of Design in New York, and she wrote about her relationship with Dylan in a memoir that was published with the title: A Freewheelin’ Time: A Memoir of Greenwich Village in the Sixties. She was a huge influence on Dylan, taking him to underground theatres, poetry readings, bohemian gatherings in the village…basically introducing him to the whole sixties counterculture.
Read more in her Village Voice obit here: http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2011/02/suze_rotolo_194.php