Life Drawing with Iggy (and Ruth)

Iggy reclines
Iggy reclines at Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn Museum recently hosted a life drawing session with a twist.¬† Organised by artist Jeremy Deller, the subject was Iggy Pop.¬† On the 21st of February a diverse group of arts students including retirees, undergrads, postgrads and practising artists aged 19-80 assembled at the Museum to draw the leathery one.¬† The resulting¬†works will be exhibited¬†as part of¬†the gallery’s Autumn exhibition program.¬† Describing his choice of subject Deller said: “‚ÄúFor 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. His body has witnessed much and should be documented.‚ÄĚ

Hand drawn poster by Ruth O'Leary
Hand drawn poster by Ruth O’Leary

And if you’re in Melbourne and fancy attending a life drawing session sans Iggy check out Life Drawing Brunswick, run by artist Ruth O’Leary (who creates rad posters like the one above for each session).¬† From 6:30pm every Tuesday night, 33¬†Tinning Street, Brunswick.

Life Drawing with Iggy (and Ruth)