Monday, February 29, 2016

Iggy Pop Poses Nude for Jeremy Deller

Last week 68-year old singer Iggy Pop posed nude for a life drawing class at the New York Academy of Arts. The students drawings of the Stooges frontman will be exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum in New York, as part of a project conceived by Jeremy Deller. The touring exhibition will be called Iggy Pop Life Class. 

“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.”

Deller has often collaborated with musicians. For Acid Brass, he engaged brass bands from the north of England to play acid house anthems like A Guy Called Gerald’s Voodoo Ray. Our Hobby is Depeche Mode was made in collaboration with the band, about their fans. It was preceded by The Uses of Literacy, made in collaboration with fans of the Manic Street Preachers.

“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,” Deller said in a press release. “His body has witnessed much and should be documented.”

The instance is not the first time Pop has posed nude.

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