The New York Times – Iggy Pop by Levan Songulashvili

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On November 3, 2016, The New York Times published Iggy Pop portraits by Levan Songulashvili from the Brooklyn Museum collection: Iggy Pop – drawing by Levan Songulashvili | Iggy Pop – sketch by Levan Songulashvili.

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.

Iggy Pop and Levan Songulashvili at the Brooklyn Museum | Brooklyn Museum Photograph © Elena Olivo Photography, 2016.

On November 4, 2016, the resulting drawings were exhibited among the works by Egon Schiele, Max Beckmann, Daniel Huntington, Albrecht Dürer; the photos by Eadweard 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.