Iggy Pop
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used by permission.

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Iggy Pop 1981
  • Artist Rooms
Iggy Pop, 'The Godfather of Punk', was a highly influential American rock singer and occasional actor. He was known for his raw physical energy on stage and also for his drugs problem. In this photograph Mapplethorpe captures this crazed energy (drug induced?), as Iggy Pop stares at the camera with eyes wide open and mouth seemingly about to speak or sing.


  • Acc. No. AR00210
  • Medium Photograph, gelatine silver print on paper
  • Size 64.00 x 64.10 cm
  • Credit ARTIST ROOMS National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. Acquired jointly through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008