Bob Dylan: Art plagiarist?
Bob Dylan's artwork is on display in a Lower East Side gallery in NYC this month, giving fans a chance to take "a visual journey" through Bob Dylan's life through paintings that the gallery says are inspired by Dylan's travels and provide "firsthand depictions of people, street scenes, architecture and landscape."
Naturally, this whole controversy has directed even more attention to Dylan's art exhibit while longtime Dylanophiles are supposing that this may just be another trick that the ever-mysterious musical icon is playing on us all.
Though Dylan has declined to answer questions about his paintings, the NYC gallery hosting the exhibit, Gagosian Gallery, issued a statement about the controversy: "While the composition of some of Bob Dylan's paintings is based on a variety of sources, including archival, historic images, the paintings' vibrancy and freshness come from the colors and textures found in everyday scenes he observed during his travels."
Read more about the new exhibit and Dylan's supposed art plagiarism in the New York Times.
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