'Iggy Pop Life Class' will go on display from November to March 2017
Nude drawings of Iggy Pop are to go on display at a new exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum in November.
A New York Academy of Art-organised class saw the veteran frontman pose naked for a group of artists back in March, an experience he said “was not about anything silly. It wasn’t about my winkie, or anything. It was just a documentation of what’s left of me.”
The finished products from that class will now go on display at the Brooklyn Museum, as Pitchfork reports. Opening on November 4, Iggy Pop Life Class will run until March 26 2017.
The drawings from the class will also be featured in a new art book, which carries the same name as the exhibition and will be released on October 20. See the front cover of the book, in a picture via publishers Heni, below.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly back in March, Iggy said that he enjoyed the experience of being drawn by a room full of artists.
“I thought it was a good idea the artist had and I enjoyed so much the company of the 21 drawing students and working artists,” the 69-year-old said. “It was a very nice vibe in the room. It’s not the sort of thing I’m going to start doing as a weekend job. I did it once at the start of my career, I was photographed also without clothes by Bill King and Gerard Malanga from the Warhol Factory, so it was time.”
Iggy was required to hold each pose for 20 minutes, which led him to come up with his own unique way of passing the time.
“The way I got through it, without going crazy, was listening to my own songs from my albums in my head,” he shared. “I know how long they are and inevitably when I was halfway through the fifth song the little bell would ring and then I’d get my break.”