Spencer Tunick

spencer tunick

Spencer Tunick (b. 1967) is an American artist. He is best known for his installations that feature large numbers of nude people posed in artistic formations. In his own words, ‘A body is a living entity. It represents life, freedom, sensuality, and it is a mechanism to carry out our thoughts. A body is always beautiful to me.’ These installations are often situated in urban locations throughout the world, although he has also done some woodland and beach installations and still does individuals and small groups occasionally. His models are unpaid volunteers who receive a limited edition photo as compensation.

In May 2007, approximately 18,000 people posed for Tunick in Mexico City’s principal square, the Zócalo, setting a new record, and more than doubling his previous high, 7,000 in Barcelona in 2003. Male and female volunteers of different ages stood and saluted, laid down on the ground, crouched in the fetal position, and otherwise posed for Tunick’s lens in the city’s massive central plaza, the Plaza de la Constitución.

7 Comments to “Spencer Tunick”

  1. Spencer Tunick did an installation in Byron Bay,N.S.W. Australia in 2000!It was his first visit to Australia,and it was on an invitation from the Australian generation X artist James DeWeaver,who was living in Byron Bay at the time and was also friends with Tunick see http://www.smh.com.au/news/entertainment/arts/will-you-drop-your-daks-for-spencer-tunick/2010/02/04/1265151936876.html?page=2
    Tunick mentions this visit specifically,and James DeWeaver is also mentioned,though Tunick never knew about the fact that BANKSY was also in this Installation at The Arts Factory Lodge.
    This has been Authenticated by DeWeaver and Banksy in a recent collaboration of the two ,with BANKSY’s only blue rat 2011 being the result!Takes the piss out of Tunick,as he deserved apparently!Check out–
    http://www.artslant.com/la/articles/show/28193
    DeWeaver slams Tunick in article above,no doubt Tunick had it coming after what i understand was done by Tunick,jerk!

  2. That blog on James DeWeaver website is AWESOME!bags the you know what out of people deserving it no doubt!
    Check this out if you want to hear and see something fully wild,and it has a work done by DeWeaver in the background and is the focus of this video!

    watch closely at the end.

  3. what a truly funny video ,that sailor must have been at sea for to long!
    I found this video on the Original Australian Generation X Artist James DeWeaver.
    In it Jello Biafra,the former lead singer for the American punk band “The Dead Kennedy’s”talks about him and his “art statement” against BIG CORPORATIONS!

  4. Here’s the Video with Jello Biafra and James DeWeaver

    • Does anybody know if more ptuicres are going to be posted to tunickireland.com?4 photos for a whole night of freezing cold is a bit disappointing, plus i remember many more poses than the ones published and granted, i’d like to catch a glimps of myself too

    • Does anybody know if more piertucs are going to be posted to tunickireland.com?4 photos for a whole night of freezing cold is a bit disappointing, plus i remember many more poses than the ones published and granted, i’d like to catch a glimps of myself too

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