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Back in the mists of time, in March 1978, a group of us headed off to West Runton Pavilion to see Iggy Pop.  For those of you not from Norfolk, West Runton is a small seaside town in  North Norfolk.  In the 70’s, if a band came to Norfolk then it was either to the University of East Anglia in Norwich, for which you needed a student union card to attend, or to the Pavilion at West Runton.  One of us liberated a life size cut out of Iggy from Robin’s Records in Norwich that took up residence in our sixth form common room.  This sculpture by Stephen Haines, in this year’s summer exhibition at the Royal Academy, made me feel 16 again!



  1. June 19, 2016 / 12:29 am

    That’s an excellent likeness of Iggy, in his trademark shirtless state. He has always one of these people who has looked permanently about 10-15 years older than he actually is, hasn’t he?

  2. June 19, 2016 / 12:32 am

    That is an amazing sculpture. I remember the bands doing the Uni tours so well

  3. June 19, 2016 / 6:32 am

    I recognised Iggy from the thumbnail! What awesome memories to recount. #MySundayPhoto

  4. June 19, 2016 / 6:34 am

    It could almost be Iggy Pop covered in clay! I am in awe of anyone who can create something like this. An excellent likeness.


    • June 19, 2016 / 9:48 am

      I love the way that he has been placed just inside the door as if he is about to walk out

  5. June 19, 2016 / 7:19 am

    It’s very lifelike, isn’t it? Who knew West Runton was the place to be? Hehe. #MySundayPhoto

  6. June 19, 2016 / 8:26 am

    Iggy is so iconic, even from the tiny thumbnail you could see it was him. He’s so rugged and “lived-in”! Great sculpture, if a bit spooky all in grey.

    • June 19, 2016 / 9:51 am

      Almost as if he has been blasted with Matt grey and is about to leap out

  7. June 19, 2016 / 1:39 pm

    Oh wow! That is a fantastic sculpture. So lifelike x

  8. travelingchristie
    June 19, 2016 / 10:03 pm

    OMG this is incredible almost real its a bit spooky x

  9. Alison Poe
    January 15, 2018 / 8:10 pm

    I’m a historian of ancient art working on how critics, artists, and Iggy himself draw connections between Iggy and antiquity: “American Caesar”; Iggy’s famous description of his music as “Dionysic, if you know the difference between Dionysic and Apollonian art”; Dionysus as Iggy in the play Karaoke Bacchae; and much more. Stephen Haines’s statue is so classicizing! I’m wondering what the material is: plaster?

    • Alison Poe
      January 15, 2018 / 8:14 pm


      • January 15, 2018 / 9:59 pm

        As far as I remember but to be sure probably best to ask the artist

    • January 15, 2018 / 8:19 pm

      Hello I think that it is Bronze

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