Friday, June 08, 2007

18,000 nudes in Mexico City

It’s not easy to gather 1,000 people at any place. Sure enough, you get tens of thousands of people at big events such as a big concert or a major sports event. But, have you heard of 18,000 people getting naked at the same time at the same place? That must be a marvelous and historical scene! I know what you are thinking… no way, that’s impossible. There is no way to get so many people naked at the same time! Too ridiculous!
However, believe it or not, that’s exactly what New York photographic artist Spencer Tunick just did. He is best known for staging photos with hundreds, or often thousands of naked people in public settings.
unick, who has amazed many by staging mass nude photo shoots in cities from Dusseldorf, Germany, to Caracas, broke his previous record of 7,000 volunteers set in 2003 in Barcelona, Spain. On Sunday he managed to enticed more than 18,000 Mexicans to pose naked in the Mexico City’s Zocalo square, the heart of the ancient Aztec empire.

Spencer Tunick’s next large scale nude shoot will be on June 23rd in Amsterdam. Have you booked a ticket to Amsterdam?

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