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Art: Bob Dylan’s ‘Drawn Blank Series’ Exhibited Simultaneously in New York & Perth, Australia — See Gallery of Dylan Art

Bob Dylan, artist.

He may be touring the world.

And recording new albums.

And OKing the release of archived recordings.

But Bob Dylan is also putting his art out into the world in a major way.

This week his “Drawn Blank Series” is not only being exhibited at the Ross Art Group gallery in New York.

At the same paintings based on the original drawings he did some years ago are on exhibit at Weatherby Fine Art in Perth Australia.

And of course last October, Halcyon Gallery in London had Dylan’s “Mood Swings” exhibit, in which iron works by Dylan were exhibited along with paintings and signed limited editions.

Dylan created more than 300 drawings during his 1989-1992 world tour, and later reworked many of them in watercolour and gouache.

Here are some of Dylan’s paintings:

[In August of this year I’ll be publishing my rock ‘n’ roll/ coming-of-age novel, “True Love Scars,” which features a narrator who is obsessed with Bob Dylan. To read the first chapter, head here.]

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Banksy Update: NYC Mayor Attacks Street Artist

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With a front page headline screaming “Get Banksy!” the New York Post reports that police are on the lookout for the world famous graffiti artist.

“Law enforcement sources have told The Post Banksy will be charged with vandalism if he’s found scribbling his stencils on city walls,” The Post reports.

But the Daily News in New York reports that police are not actively looking for Banksy.

“It is graffiti, so if someone complained about it, members of the Vandals Unit would investigate,” a police source told the Daily New. “I haven’t heard of anyone complaining.”

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg calls Banksy a vandal, not an artist.

“Graffiti does ruin people’s property and is a sign of decay and a loss of control,” Bloomberg said yesterday (Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2013).

“Art is art, and nobody’s a bigger supporter of the arts than I am,” he continued. “I just think there are some places for art, and there are some places [for] no art. You running up to someone’s property or public property and defacing it is not my definition of art.”

Now if I was Banksy, I’d be quite happy to have the Mayor of New York talking about me. How cool is that. Banksy as Batman?