Bob Dylan is making his New York City debut -- as a visual art. "The New York Times" says a display of the folk-rock legend's drawings and paintings titled "The Asian Series" will be opening today at the Gagosian Gallery in Manhattan.

The material was culled from works Dylan created during visits to Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, and China.  Some of the material is very fresh, as Dylan just made his first trips to Vietnam and China last year.  A gallery press release says the images going on display give "firsthand depictions of people, street scenes, architecture and landscape," while other canvases in the exhibit are "more cryptic paintings often of personalities and situations."