Spencer Tunick is an artist known for assembling large groups of nudes, arranging them in aesthetically beautiful ways and photographing them. He assembles these monumental projects using volunteers in various cities thru-out the world. I first became aware of his work when Courtney and I visited Montreal several years ago and stumbled across one of his exhibits in the Musee dâ€™Art Contemporain de Montreal. We were amazed at the interesting textures and colors he was able to achieve by using the nude human form in repeating patterns.
This Sunday Tunic shattered his previously set Barcelona record when, an estimated 18000 to 20000 people lined up naked in Mexico City’s Zocalo Square to be photographed. The event was of so much interest to locals and onlookers that a no-fly zone had to be declared above the plaza to keep airplanes away! Tunic also did a smaller shoot this morning with a group of 105 naked women resembling Frida Kahlo, the eccentric artist known for her extremely personal paintings.
Tunick is planning another shoot later this year in Amsterdam and is looking for volunteers who are interested in being a part of his photographs.