More than 200 paintings in an exhibition at the Halcyon Gallery in London's Mayfair, really are the work of music legend Bob Dylan, according to the singer's agent.
The Drawn Blank Series, supposedly produced by Dylan whilst on the road between 1989 and 1992, initially drew calls of derision from art experts, who denied they could be the work of a grown adult.
One, Cedric Brush, president of the Clod Gallery in New York, said:
"These paintings are not Bob Dylan's work. A genius like he is could not have come up with such terrible pieces of garbage as these. I suspect a child did them, or else, he found them in a bin or a thrift shop."
However, Barry Reefer, the star's agent, said the artwork was indeed Dylan's own, and provided an insight into his soul, and the anonymity, transience and rootlessness he experienced during the difficult times he spent travelling, and coining it in.
Dylan, 66, has always claimed he would rather have been a painter than a musician, but that his father told him there was no future in home improvement and DIY.