Iggy Poses Nude; Penis May Necessitate Extra Canvas?

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Relationship status: it’s complicated.

By Barbi Martinez

Anyone who has ever delved into the, uh, not-so-minute minutae of rock star penis sizes already knows the punchline to this music news item. As Pitchfork is reporting, Iggy Pop recently posed nude for a life drawing class in NYC, specifically at the New York Academy of Art as hosted by the Brooklyn Museum and “conceived” by British artist Jeremy Deller. “Conceived” no doubt being a pun, given the topic. According to Pitchfork, there were  21 artists “ranging in age from 19 to 80, [who] will be showcased in a Fall 2016 Brooklyn Museum exhibition titled ‘Iggy Pop Life Class,’ which will then go on tour.

“Deller said of the project, ‘The life class is a special place in which to scrutinize the human form. As the bedrock of art education and art history, it is still the best way to understand the body. For 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.'”

Oh, the Pop body has been documented all right, and not just by photographers who have caught The Shirtless Wonder onstage with the Stooges and solo. Iggy’s “little Iggy” has been on proud display over the years as a more or less 7th wonder of the phallic world, so it will be fun to see what the artistic results of those portraits will be. Especially that 80-year old painter. Me, well, I will be purchasing my tickets the day they go onsale. Purely in the name of art, of course.

Some resource links for those of you unfamiliar with the topc at hand:

Biggest Penis In the Business” – Datalounge

My Ding-a-Ling” – Houston Press

Pop Stars and Their Packages” – Dangerous Minds

“Apart From Iggy Pop, Rock’s Most Impressive Penises…” – Teenage Wildlife

Hollywood Cock” – HC

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Sigh. Where’s Danny Sugerman when we need him to put all this into perspective?

 

 

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