Gagosian gallery still gaga for Bob Dylan's art (despite plagiarism claims)
Alice Jones' Arts Diary
Bob Dylan is preparing to open a new exhibition at Gagosian at the end of the month. The show, Revisionism, will be his second at the major New York gallery in under than a year and will feature 30 new works.
Gagosian must be keen on Dylan, or at least on the cash that he brings in. His previous show, The Asia Series, last winter turned into something of an embarrassment for the global gallery when their rookie signing was accused of plagiarism.
Dylan’s paintings, billed as a “visual journal” of his travels through Japan, China and Vietnam turned out to bear striking similarities to existing photographs by Cartier Bresson and others.
For his new show, Dylan appears to be moving into the realm of satire. One work, titled “Study for the artwork Baby Talk Magazine: Strengthen Your Baby”, features a magazine cover mocked-up with a muscly man-child model and the headline ‘Facelifts for babies’.
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