The American legend and pioneer of rock music was a model and subject of a unique performative project “Iggy Pop Life Class”, organized by the Brooklyn Museum and conceived by Turner Prize winning artist Jeremy Deller. The 21 participant artists were selected by Deller and Sharon Matt Atkins, Vice Director, Exhibitions and Collections Management, Brooklyn Museum. Songulashvili created four drawings, ranging from five-minute sketches to studies to presentation artwork, on February 21, 2016, during a one-day life drawing class.
On November 4, 2016, the resulting drawings were exhibited among the works by Egon Schiele, Max Beckmann, Daniel Huntington, Albrecht Dürer; the photos by Edward Muybridge, Horace Bristol, Robert Mapplethorpe, John Coplans; as well as the sculptures of Ancient Egypt, Africa, India, Japan and Mexico, that depict the male body, examining shifting representations of masculinity throughout history.
The accompanying book published by the Brooklyn Museum in association with Heni Publishing, London.
Iggy Pop, Levan Songulashvili & Jeremy Deller at the IGGY POP LIFE CLASS in Brooklyn Museum (Video)