Musician Bob Dylan has made his New York art gallery debut with an exhibition of 40 drawings, limited editions and paintings on sale for $2,500 to $400,000 each.

The collection of prints, water-colours and acrylic paintings were shown in Germany in 2007, but the New York exhibition will be the first time the drawings are exhibited in the United States.

Dylan, who turns 73 on May 24, worked on the paintings for eight months, said Mickey Ross, owner of the Ross Art Group gallery on Madison Avenue in New York.

“Bob Dylan’s mind is a creative mind and that doesn’t stop just at music,” gallery owner Mickey Ross told the New York Daily News. “It’s reflected in his paintings.”

The exhibition includes several originals, but also limited edition prints. A portion of proceeds will go towards leukaemia, cancer and AIDS research.

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