Iggy Pop Has Some Artistic Nudes In Store For Us
Singer, actor, and rock god Iggy Pop casually hung out in Brooklyn this past week to bare his bod to a classroom of art students. The Stooges front man posed nude in a life drawing class to create the “Iggy Pop Life Class.” The class took place at the New York Academy of Art with handpicked art students ranging from 19 to 80 years old. Jeremy Deller, an artist known for his conceptual and political artwork, conceptualized this nude rock star idea.
“For me it makes perfect sense for Iggy Pop to be the subject of a life class,” Deller explained. “His body is central to an understanding of rock music and its place within American culture. His body has witnessed much and should be documented.”
Deller collaborated with the Brooklyn Museum to execute his idea. The artwork that the various artists produced will go on display in an exhibition in the fall of this year. That means that there will soon be a place where you can instantly surround yourself with dozens of naked Iggy Pops. Thank you, art gods.
In other Pop news, the musician collaborated with Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age on his latest album, Post Pop Depression. His song “Sunday,” which dropped last week, was a mix of his timeless rock attitude and sound, with an outro featuring trumpets, violins, and hints of Beirut. It just goes to show that Pop isn’t just an iconic figure hung up and dried out in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He’s got a lot left to offer. Post Pop Depression is set to drop March 18th, and the tour begins March 28th.
Listen to “Sunday” here:
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