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Iggy Pop life class / by Jeremy Deller ; edited by Sharon Matt Atkins ; contributors: Mark Beasley, Frances Borzello.

Deller, Jeremy, 1966- [Browse]
  • Brooklyn, New York : Brooklyn Museum ; London : In association with Heni Publishing, [2016]
  • ©2016
144 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 30 cm
Summary note:
"In Iggy Pop Life Class, Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller used the traditional life drawing class to stage a performative event with Iggy Pop as model and subject. The exhibition presents the resulting drawings along with works from our historical collections, chosen by Deller, that depict the male body, examining shifting representations of masculinity throughout history. The fifty-three drawings included in the exhibition were created on February 21, 2016, during a one-day life drawing class, using Pop as the unexpected model. The class was held at the New York Academy of Art and included twenty-two artists drawn from New York City's diverse communities, ranging in age from 19 to 80, with varying backgrounds and levels of education and experience. The class was led by artist and drawing professor Michael Grimaldi. The participating artists are Jeremy Day, Jeanette Farrow, Margaret Fisher, Seiji Gailey, Robert Hagan, Tobias Hall, Deirdra Hazeley, Patricia Hill, Okim Woo Kim, Maureen McAllister, Kallyiah Merilus, Guno Park, Kinley Pleteau, Angel Ramirez, Robert Reid, Mauricio Rodriguez, Danielle Rubin, Taylor Schultek, Charlotte Segall, Andrew Shears, and Levan Songulashvili. Deller's collaboration with Pop as a nude model is essential to his concept. A pioneer rock musician--as a singer, songwriter, musician, and actor--Pop began performing in the 1960s, becoming known for strenuous and unpredictable stage performances that often left his body battered and cut. For Deller, the life drawing class offered the opportunity to study his body in direct and palpable terms."-- Provided by publisher.
  • Foreword: Anne Pasternak; contributions by Mark Beasley, Frances Borzello, and Emily Annis.
  • Published on the occasion of the exhibition Iggy Pop Life Class at the Brooklyn Museum, November 4, 2016 - March 26, 2017.
  • Iggy Pop Life Class is part of A Year of Yes: Reimagining Feminism at the Brooklyn Museum, a yearlong series of ten exhibitions celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art. Leadership support is provided by Elizabeth A. Sackler, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, the Calvin Klein Family Foundation, Mary Jo and Ted Shen, and an anonymous donor. Generous support is also provided by Annette Blum, the Taylor Foundation, the Antonia and Vladimer Kulaev Cultural Heritage Fund, Beth Dozoretz, The Cowles Charitable Trust, and Almine Rech-Picasso.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references.
An interview with Iggy Pop / Jeremy Deller and Sharon Matt Atkins -- "And a flesh machine" : Iggy Pop, the body, and performance / Mark Beasley -- Life drawing and the male model / Frances Borzello -- How to organize an Iggy Pop life class / Sharon Matt Atkins -- Artists' biographies / compiled by Emily Annis.
  • Exhibition catalogs.
  • Interviews.
  • 0993316131
  • 9780993316135
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