Bob Dylan - Artist; Copyist?

September 27 2011

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Picture: left Gagosian Gallery, right, Magnum Photos

The new exhibition of Bob Dylan's paintings at the Gagosian Gallery in New York, The Asia Series, was meant to be a 'visual journal' of Bob's travels in 'Japan, China, Vietnam and Korea', with 'firsthand depictions of people, street scenes, architecture and landscape'.

But some keen-eyed observers have noticed that some of Bob's 'depictions' are eerily similar to famous published photographs, including that (above right) taken in 1949 by Henri Cartier-Bresson of a eunuch. Full details in the New York Times.

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