Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Iggy Pop: Still Life

More than 20 drawings of Iggy Pop’s nude form will be exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum in New York as part of a project conceived by the artist Jeremy Deller.

The Stooges frontman served as a nude model in a life drawing class at the New York Academy of Arts on 21 February, where 21 artists ranging in age from 19 to 80 drew him. The drawings will be shown at the Brooklyn Museum this fall in an exhibit called Iggy Pop Life Class before the exhibit goes on tour. “The life class is a special place in which to scrutinize the human form,” Deller said of the project. “As the bedrock of art education and art history, it is still the best way to understand the body.” ...

“For me it makes perfect sense for Iggy Pop to be the subject of a life class; his body is central to an understanding of rock music and its place within American culture,” he said. “His body has witnessed much and should be documented.” ...

The Guardian.

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