In his later years, Dylan baffled the definition of his public image by evolving into a chameleon of an incon. Recently, he has praised Obama
while historically, Dylan shied away from making political endorsements. But his music has been a staple of folk and protest music, and he has never stayed away from social issues.
In his painting "The Statue of Liberty," Dylan shows once again that he's not frightened about addressing any issue -- having written "rape is not sex" on Liberty's tablet -- but he doesn't want to be a spokesman for those issues, according to Green. (Copyright © 2007 Bob Dylan, via Halcyon gallery)