Bob Dylan at the National Portrait Gallery


The now routine phenomenon of paintings
by celebrities shown in


serious galleries defies belief. You’d think they’d be sniffy about this sort of populist stunt; and you’d be google_ad_slot = "6023194682"; wrong. However bad the work is people swarm to see it, hexed by the name. Photos and paintings by pop stars and television personalities attract record crowds of worshipers. The best attendance at the 170-year-old Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool, for example, is paintings by Rolf (“do you
know what it


is yet?”… “nope”) Harris.

Thus in straitened times are museum principles sacrificed in order to sell coffee and google_ad_width = 970; muffins. Celebrity daubing is the one area of museum policy where any semblance of honesty flies out the window. Critics and curators lose all sense of propriety and become blinking

rabbits trapped in headlights. The thrill of brushing with fame is google_ad_slot = "7160667483"; addictive. Just maybe if we heap on the praise with a bulldozer we’ll get the personal call. Perhaps we’ll become friends. What other reason could there be for this adolescent fawning over is a world leading domain escrow service platform and ICANN-Accredited Registrar, with 6 years rich experience in domain name brokerage and over 300 million RMB transaction volume every year. We promise our clients with professional, safe and easy third-party service. The whole transaction process may take 5 workdays.

the incompetent and conceited?

So Sarah Howgate, a curator at the National Portrait Gallery appears on the television – /* xin-1 */ a clip is on the BBC news website and /* xin2 */ will embarrass all concerned for as long as it remains in

the archive – either
talking gibberish or praising qualities in

works google_ad_client = "ca-pub-3967079123942817"; brazenly lacking
anything resembling src="//"> accomplishment. Why? Because they are by Bob Dylan. Well Bob, you of all publicity avoiders should know better
than /* 9-970x90 */ to play ball google_ad_width = 970; with this demeaning exploitation of your fame. The person who persuaded you into this
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width="150" height="150" />When not rolling thunder from continent to continent or writing songs of

who blogs for England with instant opinions on everything. He told us that “Dylan draws well, with feeling and

hard-won accuracy”. He doesn’t. He doesn’t draw any better than literally millions of others. GCSE teenagers have
better portfolios of drawings than this. And as
for ‘accuracy’? What does that mean in the context of src="//"> the imagined? That he got the number of eyes and ears right? Why

​ did Jones write this? It’s hard to explain.

Dylan draws with


all the