A while back Leg of Lamb reported on the rumoured appointment of Bob Dylan to Larry Gagosian’s stable. Well, Dylan’s first show with the uber dealer opened in New York yesterday and he’s received some heavyweight support from MoMA curator John Elderfield, the man behind MoMA’s current De Kooning retrospective.
Edlerfield, who conducted an interview with the musician for the show’s accompanying catalogue, describes Dylan as “a talented painter”. Talking about the show, Edlerfield stated: “Some people say to me, ‘Would you be interested in these works if they were not by Bob Dylan?’…And I say, ‘Would you be as hard on them if they were not by Bob Dylan?'”
A suite of paintings inspired by Dylan’s recent travels to Japan, China, Vietnam and Korea, The Asia Series runs until October 22nd.