Bob Dylan accused of plagiarism at New York art show

The singer-songwriter's controversial Asia Series exhibition opened last week

Bob Dylan accused of plagiarism at New York art show

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Bob Dylan has been accused of plagiarism by the art world, following his Asia Series exhibition, which opened at the Gagosian Gallery in New York last week.

The series of 18 works created during his tour of the continent in 2009 and 2010 apparently features spot on copies of photographic images taken by the likes of Henri Cartier-Bresson, Dmitri Kessel and Léon Busy.

Since its opening on September 20, visitors have been commenting on the similarities between Dylan’s paintings and a host of classic photos, reports the Guardian. A fan called Okinawa Soba has also claimed that six of the paintings are direct copies of photos hosted on his Flickr account.

Meanwhile, Dylan is due to play a seven-date UK and Ireland tour next month. He will kick off the jaunt at Dublin's O2 Arena (October 6) before moving on to gigs in Glasgow, Manchester, Nottingham, Cardiff and Bournemouth.

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