Spencer Tunick

A thousand naked people floating in the Dead Sea

Article: A thousand naked people floating in the Dead Sea

Many things in life are best enjoyed in small doses: a glass of red wine at dinner, or a twenty-minute power nap. When it comes to full-frontal nudity, however, artist Spencer Tunick is guided by a “more is more” philosophy. Honestly, who cares about one clammy pale butt when you could feast your eyes on thousands?

So last week, Tunick convinced over a thousand people to strip down and float buck-nakey in the Dead Sea, creating one of the most bizarre, un-Photoshopped images I’ve encountered in awhile. Apparently, the project was meant to draw attention to Israel’s efforts to have the salt-saturated sea – which geologists predict will dry up by 2050 – recognized as a natural wonder of the world.

5,000 nude Australians in the name of art

Article: 5,000 nude Australians in the name of art

Artist Spencer Tunick is recognized for photography projects involving mass volunteer nudes in public spaces. On March 1, his latest effort titled “The Base,” which was commissioned by the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras involved over 5,000 locals of all shapes and sizes organized on the steps of the iconic Sydney Opera House. On…