Jeremy Deller: Iggy Pop Life Class

Jeremy Deller: Iggy Pop Life Class
Library Shelf Location 18.DELL
Publication Date 2016

Twenty-one artists, from all walks of life, gathered at the New York Academy of Art on Sunday, February 21, 2016, for a special life drawing class with a guest model: American rock legend Iggy Pop.

The class was organised by the Brooklyn Museum and conceived by artist Jeremy Deller. In stark contrast to his kinetic stage persona, Pop methodically posed nude on a different kind of stage, whilst the participating artists— representing NewYork’s diverse community and ranging from 19 to 70 years of age—depicted his body in the wide ranging styles expected from a mix of students, practicing artists, and retirees.

Iggy Pop Life Class includes drawings by all participating artists, ranging from five-minute sketches to studies to presentation drawings—107 works in all.Also included are candid photos of the process alongside comparative works from the Brooklyn Museum’s collections.The book features an introduction by Deller, an interview with Pop about his rationale for participating in this project, and an essay on the practice of life drawing in art history and the studio.

ISBN 9780993316135
Quantity 1
Pages 235
Authors Anne Pasternak, Sharon Matt Atkins, Mark Beasley, Frances Borzello
Format Softcover
Publisher Brooklyn Museum
Related Artist Jeremy Deller
Categories Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team), Drawing
Language English

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