John Mellencamp's paintings are on display in New York. The Indiana-born rock legend is about to open an exhibit of original paintings and assemblages at a New York art gallery. 25 of Mellencamp's works will be on display at New York's ACA Galleries starting this week, for an exhibit marking the 10th anniversary of his Life, Death, Love and Freedom album.
Mellencamp says painting is "a way for me to be by myself" while on the road. He says he painted for a long time before he even considered showing them to the public. Mellencamp's first public art show was with jazz legend Miles Davis, back in 1989.