Ever the exhibitionist, Iggy Pop took a break from promoting his new album to pose in his birthday suit for art students at the New York Academy of Art as part of a work by Jeremy Deller. Iggy Pop Life Class, which will exhibit the students’ portraits of the naked Pop, will open at the Brooklyn Museum this fall, and then tour.
It’s at least a little surprising that the “Lust For Life” singer’s unclothed body is now the subject of a new show by a Turner-winning artist, but Deller says it felt right.
“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 statement. “His body has witnessed much and should be documented.”
“Post Pop Depression,” Pop’s collaborative album with Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme, comes out March 18.