Todd Gray, ‘IPTKM #1’, 2017, LAXART

Gray’s work is based on a near-death experience he had while living with Jim Osterberg (aka Iggy Pop) on Wonderland Avenue in Laurel Canyon in the mid ‘70’s. The title is an abbreviation for “Iggy Pop Tried to Kill Me.” The work features two photos, both taken by Gray, one of a dog, the other of Iggy Pop when he and Gray were briefly roommates. The juxtaposition of these two images brings to mind the 1969 Iggy Pop song “I Wanna Be Your Dog.” Courtesy of the artist.

Dimensions: 23 x 14 x 1.5 in. (framed)


Image rights: Courtesy of the artist & Meliksetian Briggs Gallery

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