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Spencer Tunick: Eurpoean Installations Buy Spencer's new book: EUROPEAN INSTALLATIONS here

This gorgeous book comes literally cover to cover with fine print reproductions of many of Spencer's works in Europe from 1999 to 2012. Limited to an edition of 1400, this book is already selling like hotcakes and is bound to become a collectors item very quickly. It can only be ordered from Spencer's website and will not become available elsewhere, so do not delay. Once it sells out, it's gone.

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Upcoming in 2014: The 6th Spencer Tunick Experience Party Installation, UK - May 2014
 Museums at Night, Folkestone, May 2014

2013: The 5th Spencer Tunick Party Installation, Austria - Oct 27, 2013
 
The 4th Spencer Tunick Experience Party Installation - London

2012: San Miguel de Allende
 The Third Spencer Tunick Experience Party Installation - Cambridgeshire UK

Everything is going to be OK, NYC | Wagner's Ring with Spencer Tunick, Munich

2011: Prested Hall, Essex, UK - STE Party Installation
 Naked Sea - The Dead Sea, Israel | Gaasbeek Castle, Belgium

2010: Cambridge, UK - STE Party Installation | Aurillac, France | The Big Chill Festival, Herefordshire
Everyday People - The Lowry, Salford UK | The Base - Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, Australia
2009: Mâcon, France | Eternal Sunrise - Montauk Point NY | Mexico City Individuals and Small Groups


2008: Shoreditch House Private Members' Club | Dublin Docklands, Ireland | Blarney Castle, Ireland
Vienna, Austria | The Four Seasons Restaurant, New York NY

2007: Miami FL, USA  |  Aletsch Glacier, Switzerland  |  Dream Amsterdam, Netherlands  | Mexico City, Mexico

2006: Düsseldorf, Germany  |  San Sebastian, Spain  |  Caracas, Venezuela  | Bruges (Men), Belgium

2005: Lyon, France  |  Newcastle-Gateshead, UK  | Bruges, Belgium

2004: Shoreditch - London, UK

2003: Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal  |  Selfridges - London, UK  | Saatchi Gallery - London, UK

2002: Cortlandt Alley - New York NY, USA

2001: Greenwich - London, UK | Montreal, Quebec

The 6th Spencer Tunick Experience Party Installation, May 2014

Spencer will be joining us for another Party Series Installation during his visit to the UK
for Museums at Night. We are currently working on organisational details and will update
this entry when more information becomes available. As in previous years, the work will
be a group commission, by which we will commission Spencer to create works for us, and
participation will be conditional on the pre-purchase of the commissioned works by each
Participant. The cost per print will be in the vicinity of £230-240.

For the time being, to register your interest in taking part, please email us here.

Museums at Night - Folkestone, May 2014

And now for something completely different...

Spencer Tunick is one of the ten artists taking part in
Connect10's Museum's at Night this year.
Spencer's shoot will take place during a day to be confirmed in May 2014, at Georges House
Gallery, Folkestone, in which he will quickly photograph individual portraits of between
100-250 people (with an even split between men and women). These will be mounted in
individual scopes or viewfinders, and given to each participant at a special
gathering at the Gallery.

News about the installation can be found on Strange Cargo's website here.

Details on all ten artists taking part in the Museums at Night project
across the UK can be found here.

And finally:
Visit the Scopes page on Spencer's website to see some of his previous scopes works.

The 5th Spencer Tunick Experience Party Installation
Graz, Austria, Sunday, October 27, 2013


For the first of our Party Series Installations outside the UK, we brought together close to 50 people
to the unique picturesque Zotter Chocolate Factory several miles out of Graz, Austria. Hosted by
Factory owner Josef Zotter and his team, participants were welcomed with a glass of wine and
chocolates, before becoming features within the factory itself for Spencer's camera. First to the
cocoa bean store and then to the factory conveyer belts, at which point participants were given
bars of chocolate to rest on their bodies. For the last setup, outside in the gardens, the remaining
chocolate, now melting, was rubbed onto each participant's skin in earnest. Needless to say, the
clean up process which followed was quite tedious, but all were rewarded with a delicious buffet,
wine, and multi-packs of Zotter Chocolate Bars to take home.



The 4th Spencer Tunick Experience Party Installation
London, Sunday, April 14, 2013

After a highly successful event in Chatteris, Cambridgeshire in September 2012,
we got a bit of an early start this year with our fourth party installation,
this time in the exclusive Rotary Bar & Diner in the heart of London.

Around 65 people gathered in the warm and mostly sunny Sunday afternoon, and following
a welcome drink and some delicious snacks and sandwiches, we launched into a series of
five setups, the first two in the Bar & Diner, the third on the fire escape staircases
and the fourth on the roof overlooking the financial district. The final setup which took
place in the Rotary Room members' club in the basement, introduced an array of party
props, decorations and a cake to celebrate this site's and the forum's 10th birthday.

The venue, food, drinks and a team of dedicated staff was generously provided for the party
by The Rushmore Group, who own The Rotary and another several exclusive clubs
across London and New York.


Since the party was otherwise undocumented, there are no pictures of the installation
to show but other before & after pictures may show up eventually. We hope that some of
the participants will share their experience on this site soon.


Spirits - San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, Nov 4, 2012
San Miguel de Allende seems to have become an annual destination for Spencer.
To commemorate The Day Of The Dead in Mexico, Spencer collaborated with La Calaca festival
in San Miguel de Allende
. Around 150 people draped in transparent veils lent themselves to some
very striking imagery, as can be seen in the following press links.

Huffington Post | Metro UK | Daily Mail | The Sun | ITN

The original registration page

The Third Spencer Tunick Experience Party Installation
Chatteris, Cambridgeshire UK, 16 September 2012
For its third year, the highly successful party and group-commission took place on
an overcast but pleasant Sunday afternoon, at a lovely farm outside Chatteris in Cambridgeshire.

67 participants including a dozen couples and a baby, plus a variety of musical instruments,
came together to take part in the most ambitious party installation yet.
Musical instruments played a part in the first setup, inside our host's cathedral roofed living room.

For the intermediate setup, Spencer took us into the barn and draped us face up (some of us in
two layers) over a construction of bales of hay.
The penultimate setup took place outside in the field,
Spencer arranged us into a tableau of nude instrumentalists entertaining a group of reclining people.
For our final setup, still in the field, Spencer had us running around and jumping, catching many of us
frozen in time as we leapt to the sky!

The afternoon was generously hosted and fully catered by the lovely couple who own the farm,
who took part in the previous year's party installation.

The Spencer Tunick Experience Party Installation is a group commission,
based on the principle that participants pre-purchase a signed and numbered work of art
created at the party by Spencer Tunick, the edition number based on the number of participants.
This year's edition will be around 60, each 11x14" print individually signed and numbered by the artist.


Everything is going to be OK:
The Mercer Street Medical Case - NY, July 1 2012.

Spencer has added his support to the making of a documentary by GalleryBeat's Paul Hasegewa Overacker
about Dr. Daryl Isaacs and the Mercer Street Medical Case. Spencer's artwork is sponsored by the film
which attempts, in the telling of Dr. Isaacs' story, to raise awareness for the disappearing family physician.

The Kickstarter campaign successfully reached its goal and is now closed, but the Kickstarter page
offers a wealth of information. Kickstarter backers were invited to take part in the installation
which took place on July 1.

An account of the installation at Mercer Street Medical

The film's home page is here.
The Kickstarter page can be found here.


Wagner's Ring with Spencer Tunick - Munich, June 23-24, 2012.

The main installation for this collaboration between Spencer and the Bayerische Staatsoper
took place on Saturday morning, June 23. Participants were painted red and gold
and provided colour and texture for several works based on Wagner's Rings of the Nibelung.
An estimated 1700 took part in a very striking number of setups which have been extensively
covered by the press. Around 100 women took part in a number of setups in front of the Opera House
and inside the building, also making use of a specially constructed cone or "ring".

On the following morning, Spencer took 65 blue rhinemaidens to a small island on the Isar
for a small installation also using the conical structure from the day before.

June 23rd: Our own page for the main installation is slowly growing here
but it is waiting for your contributions - stories and pictures!
In the meantime, it has an embedded link to the official 4 minute clip released by the Bayerische Staatsoper,
and an account of the morning by one of the gold participants called Flash

June 24th: Our own page for the second day's Rheinmaiden installation at Flaucher

On the web in English
MSNBC | The Daily Mail | The Mirror | NY Daily News | Sky News Australia (with video clip)
Artlyst | TheLocal.de | Art Media Agency | The LA Times | RT.com | Big Pond

German
Süddeutsche (news item) | Bild | Augsburger Allgemeine | Stern | Focus.de (preview)
Focus.de (video) | Süddeutsche (interview) | Kleine Zeitung 1 | Kleine Zeitung 2 | FT Deutschland
Tiroler Tageszeitung | Stadtmagazin München 24 | Welt Online | TZ Online | N-TV
Spiegel Online | Berliner Morgenpost | Zeit Online

Hebrew
Nana10 | Channel 2 | YNet

Other Languages
France TV (video) | Latercera | El Diario 24 | Noticieros Televisa | Informe 21
Jean Marc Morandini (video) | HLN.BE | Taringa (some hi-res pics)

Blogs
The World of ADT | Lost In Berlin (blog on Salon) | Natascha's blog
 

The original registration and info pages are here and here respectively.

Join the STE's facebook group here and join the Spencer Tunick Forum here.



The Spencer Tunick Experience Party Installation Reloaded.
Prested Hall, Essex, UK, 14 October 2011

Spencer joined us on Friday evening, October 14, 2011, for our second annual
Spencer Tunick Experience Party Installation, this time at the health club of lovely Prested Hall
near Colchester, kindly provided for the occasion by owner, Mike Carter.

The Spencer Tunick Experience Party Installation is a group commission,
based on the principle that participants pre-purchase a signed and numbered work of art
created at the party by Spencer Tunick, the edition number based on the number of participants.
This year's edition will be around 25,  each 11x14" print individually signed and numbered by the artist.

This year, Spencer chose three setups, the first in one of Prested Hall's two Real Tennis courts,
the second took place in the gym, and the third in the fitness club's swimming pool.

Martin took part in the installation and wrote about it on his blog:
Everyday Life Model

The Spencer Tunick Experience Party Installation in 2012 will take place
on a farm in Cambridgeshire, also around October.
If you are interested in taking part in the party installation in 2012, EMAIL US HERE.



Naked Sea - The Dead Sea, Israel, September 17, 2011
The installation took place as planned despite more than its fair share of obstacles,
in my opinion, one of the most amazing Spencer Tunick experiences yet.
There is loads of press coverage, and - as we're slowly finding out - a lot of unauthorised
photographs and video footage as well. I will post a collection of links a bit later today.

Press coverage in English:
The Independent | The Telegraph | Huffington Post | Sydney Morning Herald
The Mail Online | Mail Online again | Green Prophet | The Jerusalem Post 1 | The Jerusalem Post 2
Ha'aretz 1 | Ha'aretz 2 | Metro | AFP | Global Post | CBS News | San Antonio Express
ArtLyst | Ynet News | AOL Travel |3News NZTIME | ArtInfo | No Camels

Press coverage in Hebrew:
Nana10 1 | Nana10 2 | Nana10 3| Israel Channel 2 1 | Israel Channel 2 2 | YNet 1 | YNet 2 | Ynet 3
Israel Hayom | Galatz| Ma'ariv NRG | Walla 1 | Walla 2 | MyNet | Globes 1 | The Marker
Urban Mouse | Ha'aretz | News 1 | Globes 2 | A personal account on Ynet

Video clips
Slideshow with Galatz Radio Broadcast | Channel 2 Clip | From the air | Repubblica Radio-TV
NTN24 | A Russian TV reoprt | EFE | AFP | ABC | Milenio | TeleSUR | RT
A montage of images by Casey Kelbaugh

The original Registration page
The original Kickstarter campaign can be found here



Gaasbeek Castle, Belgium, July 9, 2011

This summer and fall Gaasbeek Castle in Belgium will be occupied by numerous sleeping beauties.
The exhibition Sleeping Beauties (9 September – 13 November 2011) presents a selection of
contemporary artworks that all in a different way touch upon the broad theme of sleep and dream.

Spencer chose to explore a variety of different themes for his contribution to the Sleeping Beauties project.
Sword wielding knights (without the shining armour); The King, the young prince, the advisers and the royal guard;
Maidens in fairytale head-dresses and enchanted trees.
Women fall back into the arms of their men in front of the castle, before all slowly fall into a deep slumber
lasting a hundred years. The long slumber ends with a massive pillow fight, the magnitude of which has never
been seen before. We all love a good fairy tale, and Gaasbeek Castle provided the perfect setting.

Press coverage has been abundant for this installation.
Kleine Zeitung | De Redactie | Editie Pajot | Gazet van Antwerpen | Cobra.be | Nieuwsblad.be | HLN.be
Metro.co.uk | The Daily Mail |International Business Times | Persinfo | KnackWeekend.be | DeMorgen.be
The installation has been featured on a website that caters to the crane industry: Vertikal.net

The Gaasbeek Castle homepage can be found here
More information about the Sleeping Beauties project



Cambridge, UK
The Spencer Tunick Experience Installation at Gil's Party.
October 14, 2010

Spencer made another trip to the UK in 2010, for an installation for his party series.
This took place in Cambridge on October 14 ,and was organised by the editor of this website,
yours truly, hence its long and convoluted name. This was a very small installation which took place
at the home of one of the participants, and involved setups in three rooms in the house.
Participants pre-purchased a signed and numbered 11 x 14" print of an edition of 40.

During this trip, Spencer also spent some time shooting a number of individuals,
in several London locations between Great Portland Street and Notting Hill.



Aurillac, France
August 20-21, 2010

Hot on the heels of The Big Chill came this installation in Aurillac, France,
on the occasion of the Aurillac International Street Theatre Festival's 25th anniversary.
Spencer actually held a series of installations in three different locations over two mornings,
utilising black umbrellas for the first location on a hill overlooking the town,
and transparent umbrellas for the second location in the streets of the old town of Aurillac.
The third setup at the Aurillac SNCF Railway Station, took place the following morning
with the participation of around 250 women, French flags of varying sizes, smoke machines
and 4 brave men, in a re-enactment of Eugene Delacroix's famous painting
Liberty Leading The People.

The artwork from the first day was revealed on the following evening by the Hotel de Ville.

Our own Aurillac Festival page is here

The Austrian Kleine Zeitung was the first news service to report the installation,
with a generous slideshow of photos by Sascha Prabitz.

More from the French press:
Ladepeche | Rue 89 | Libération.FR | Le Parisien | La Montagne
iLACA Web Magazine: Report and Interview with Spencer

The official Spencer Tunick page on the Festival website is here.



The Big Chill Festival, Eastnor Castle Deer Park, Herefordshire, UK
August 8, 2010

An estimated 700 or so revellers at The Big Chill, and a handful of people who were definitely not there
for the music, shed their clothes in favour of body paint for Spencer's installation at The Big Chill Festival.
This was a first for Spencer, and in his brief he said: "I know what I am doing, but I don't know what I am
doing...", before dividing the volunteers in to five colour groups: Yellow, Pink, Teal, Blue and Black.

Among the setups, Spencer paid homage to the art of Yves Kein, Mark Rothko and Ellsworth Kelly,
and in the final group of setups with the Blue, Teal and Black painted participants, made a rather effective
reference to the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, as four rows of black painted participants interwove
their way into a blue and teal sea.

Our Big Chill page is here

Reports from the installation come from
Metro | TNT Magazine | Worcester News
La Repubblica, Italy | Clash Music | ABC News
BBC video clip | London Evening Standard

From the blogs:
Face Culture | Jumping Anaconda

Spencer's page on  The Big Chill website.



Everyday People - The Lowry, Salford, May 1 & 2, 2010
In May 2010, Spencer Tunick comes to Salford and Manchester.

Over one remarkable weekend in May, Tunick made a series of photographs and a new film
of his multiple-site installation in Salford and Manchester. Volunteers were taken,
via a caravan of heated buses, to eight locations over the weekend of 1 - 2 May
and asked to pose naked while Tunick created the installation.
The resulting photographic and film work will the be shown at The Lowry
from 12 June - 26 September as part of the exhibition, Everyday People.

THE EVERYDAY PEOPLE DVD
During and after the exhibition, The Lowry were offering for sale the official
Everyday People DVD
of the film shown at the exhibition. This DVD was
produced in a limited edition of 1000 for The Lowry by this site's editor, Gil Limor.
The DVD is no longer available at The Lowry, but original sealed copies from the limited edition
can still be purchased
  through this site for £12 + £1.80 P&P.
This DVD includes footage from both days, and is around 13 minutes long.
Email Gil to purchase the Everyday People DVD.

Our dedicated Everyday People page is here

The Installation Page on the Lowry website is here
An interview with Spencer on the Culture 24 website
The Times | The BBC features a short video clip | The Mirror | The Daily Mail | Salford Advertiser
The Daily Telegraph | The Sun | CBC | Belfast Telegraph | Manchester Evening News

Earlier news items
An article on Manchester's City Life website | The BBC website
The EasyArt website offers an introduction to Lowry's work which Spencer hopes to recreate
From the Blogs:
Moregeous | Catherine | John | Purple_t100
A piece by Alison Bell on Manchester Gossip



The Base - Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, Australia
March 1, 2010
An amazing turnout at the Sydney Opera House, as 5200 people - more than double the expected 2500,
(and beating Melbourne's 4500 [articipants), came to participate in The Base,
Spencer's vision for the Mardi Gras sponsored installation.

Our own Mardi Gras Page with contributions from four participants

Here are a few early items from the Australian media,
although more articles can be found using your favourite search engine
(links marked * include a video clip):

The Herald Sun | ABC News* | Sydney Morning Herald | Pedestrian TV
MSNBC | A participant testimonial in The Sydney Morning Herald
More from The Sydney Morning Herald*: Video 1 Video 2  Photo Gallery
Perth Now (with a pixellated image) | Earth Times

The original registration page can be found here



Mâcon, France, October 3, 2009
A second Greenpeace collaboration for Spencer Tunick,
this one stressing the danger to France's vineyards posed by climate change.

Christian and Alistair have provided us with their experiences here

The Greenpeace Website features a video and images of the day | An artticle on the Greenpeace website
A large gallery of pictures on Le Bien Public | A promotional video teaser | ITN News Item on YouTube



Eternal Sunrise - Montauk Point, Long Island NY, June 22, 2009
Originally scheduled for August 2008, Spencer took 300 volunteers to the eastern end of Long Island,
to the scenic Montauk Point State Park.

Our Montauk Point page is here

News Item from the East Hampton Star | Interview and slideshow on Flavorwire



Mexico City Individuals and Small Groups, January 15-18, 2009
Spencer returned in January 2009 to Mexico City to capture individuals and small groups of people,
in a project supported by National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM),
and inspired by the collection of works by 20th century Mexican artist, Andrés Blaisten.

A collection of some images from the project, can be found here.

If you participated in this installation, and would like to contribute some words to accompany the pictures,
please email us here.

News item from The LA Times | VivirLatino
Tabasco Hoy | El Universal article | A video clip from El Universal



Shoreditch House Private Members' Club, London, September 4, 2008
This exclusive venue resides a couple of doors away from the Hales Gallery, so it was logical to
schedule the installation after the opening of Spencer's new show at the Hales on September 4.
The installation forms a part of Spencer's Party Series.
 

This installation almost went unnoticed as participation was limited to Shoreditch House
members only and was kept secret until the last minute. Spencer was allowed to bring
five guests into the club for the installation, and one of these participants wrote down
her impression of the installation.

Read GlobalGirl's experience here
A report from The Independent here



Dublin Docklands, Ireland, June 21-22, 2008
The installation on Saturday June 21, took place at the South Quay in mixed weather.
After a promising sunny start the heavens opened and the second setup had to be abandoned.
Once the rain subsided, the third setup with the few hundred brave participants who stayed on,
took place ankle deep in the sea.

The Sunday morning installation took place in the new development at Bolands Mills, Grand Canal Dock,
with people posing on the balconies of the new develpment buildings. A further installation took
place with women only on the roof of one of the buildings.

Despite the harsh weather conditions, everyone seems to agree that the craic was mighty in Dublin.

Our Dublin page is here.
Sadly, Spencer's official Ireland Website with images and videos is now closed.

Emer was at both installations, and she has posted a detailed blog here

Kevin Myers' op-ed in the Irish Independent | Colin Coyle of The Times comments
Alison O'Riordan of the Belfast Telegraph writes of her experience
The official Dublin Docklands Tunick Page



Blarney Castle, Ireland, June 17-18, 2008
On the beautiful setting of Blarney Castle, Co. Cork, Spencer created some even more beautiful art,
with roses, gold coins and even the Blarney Stone itself, becoming a part of his creation.
A smaller installation took place on Wednesday morning, for women only - kneeling in foam in front
of a graffiti painted wall.

Our Blarney Castle page is here
Sadly, Spencer's official Ireland Website with images and videos is now closed.

The official registration page | Cork Midsummer Festival Home Page
A columnist's views in the Irish Independent | The news item in the Irish Independent
An op-ed by Sinead Ryan in The Herald.ie | A news clip on the BBC | Metro UK



Happel Stadium, Vienna, Austria, May 11, 2008
Around 1840 people (according to AFP) took part in this installation, slightly short of Spencer's
ideal participant count of 2008, posing in around 8 different setups, some of them
with 1000 footballs specially designed for the occasion.
The installation began at 2pm and continued into the evening.

Our own Happel Stadium page
(we still could use another contribution or two if you were there)

The Official Registration Page
International news articles from:
AFP | Reuters | News Ltd Australia (with picture gallery)
Austrian news websites:
ORF.AT (includes pictures and a video) | DiePresse.com



The Four Season Restaurant, NY, March 2008
This is an indoor installation that took place on Saturday March 22, 2008, in the Pool Room
of the famed Four Seasons restaurant, with around 150 participants.
The installation was covered by ABC News, and broadcast on "World News" on March 22
and "Good Morning America" on March 23.
One of the aspects that made this installation different from others,
was that the installation was captured on a 20 x 24" polaroid camera,
and two of the resulting prints are to be auctioned off at the FreeArtsNYC benefit auction on April 30.

Chris was there and this is his account
The original notification and a first glimpse of one of the polaroit prints can be seen here

Other links:
The ABC News page dedicated to this event is here | Good Morning America on ABC



Sagamore Hotel, Miami, October 8, 2007
500 participants gathered at the Sagamore Hotel on this sunny Monday for something
a little different - both for themselves and, indeed for Spencer. The installation included
poses with people on the hotel balconies, women on pink rafts, men on green rafts,
and a grand finalé with everyone exploding 500 champagne bottles.
Spencer followed this installation with a smaller one at sunrise the following morning,
taking 20 participants to the dunes behind the hotel, and 30 others into the hotel lobby.
The final artwork will be revealed in Miami Beach's Art Basel festivities in December.
Visit our Sagamore Hotel page here

The Tunick Page on the Sagamore Hotel's website (formerly the registration page)
provides information about the Sagamore Hotel installation and a number of documentary photos by Melissa Marino.

Of the numerous press links that we had posted, only Local-10 still have a live link.



Aletsch Glacier, Switzerland, 2007

On August 18, 2007, Spencer and around 600 people ventured with Greenpeace to the
Aletsch Glacier in Switzerland. The installation was part of a Greenpeace campaign
to raise awareness of global warming.

Kris, Mike and Patsie were there and have contributed experiences and pictures from the day.
Visit our Aletsch Glacier page here

This installation was followed the following day by a smaller installation with around 20 people on nearby Moosfluh.
Read Kris' account of the small installation here

Other links:
The Greenpeace Website | A 33 second video clip from Sky News



Dream Amsterdam, 2007

On April 15, Spencer Tunick held the first installation for Dream Amsterdam, an arts event
envisioned and organised by Jamain Brigitha, an artist and curator herself. This installation took place
in a tulip field in Schermerhorn with around 100 participants.
Visit our Schermerhorn page here.

The main Dream Amsterdam installation took place on June 3rd and comprised about 1400 participants
in various setups in and around the Q-Park, and a small installation on the Leliegracht.
Visit our Amsterdam page here.

Visit the official Dream Amsterdam website here
Reuters coverage of the Schermerhorn installation can be found here.



Zocalo Square, Mexico City, 2007

The largest Spencer Tunick installation to date took place on May 6th, 2007
with 18,000 participants filling the Zocalo Square. We have pictures from the installation kindly provided
by a press photographer who was there, and a couple of lovely pieces from two participants.

Our Zocalo Square page can be found here

A further installation took place at the Frida Kahlo museum with around 150 women
made up with the the artist's signature hairstyle. I believe that among the prerequisites to participate
in this installation, was the requirement to have a rather prominent monobrow.



Dusseldorf, Germany, 2006

Spencer was invited to Dusseldorf to create several installations for the ArtCity events of Dusseldorf's Quadriennalle.
Silke and Michaela took part in the installations on August 6.

Other links
The Museum Kunst Palast Spencer Tunick page | RP Online (in German)



San Sebastian, Spain, 2006

Spencer was in San Sebastian on April 22nd 2006.
COFF (in San Sebastian)  | El Comercio Digital | 20 Minutos



Caracas, Venezuela, 2006

Spencer was in Caracas (Venezuela) on March 19th 2006.
Ruth was one of the participants and her experience can be found here

Other links:
Franca's Blog with pictures | The BBC report | Actualidad Terra | El Nacional
Flickr.com | Desnudos con Tunick | Pictures of the event | Miniplug TV



Bruges, Belgium, 2006

Spencer conducted a small scale installation with 67 males in Bruges on February 5th 2006.
Michiel and Ulrich were two of the 67 men, and their comments are here



Lyon, France, 2005

Spencer Tunick was in Lyon in September 2005:
A blog entry by The Spencer Tunick Forum's own Roger Coss
The Spencer Tunick Blogspot (by Pamela)  | BBC (UK) | Pictures from the event



Newcastle-Gateshead, UK, 2005

Spencer Tunick was in Newcastle in July 2005
Our Newcastle-Gateshead Baltic page is here

Here are an abundance of links to various media sites.
News BBC  | The Guardian | ICNewcastle | Republica (Italy) | A blogger's experience
Report from Yve Ngoo a BBC journalist | The Observer | The Guardian - Art & Architecture
The Times | The Times Online | News.telegraph.co.uk | IOL [South Africa]
The Guardian | Edinburgh news.com [Scotsman] | CBC Arts Online [Canada]
The Scotsman | Mail & Guardian Online [internet based news publication in Africa]
The New Zealand Herald | The Journal | Hold the Front Page



Bruges, Belgium, 2005

Spencer Tunick was in Bruges, Belgium, May 2005:
A personal experience in Bruges



Shoreditch, London, 2004

Two small installations that took place while Spencer was in London for a Hales Gallery
exhibition opening in October 2004. Small means two sets of 4 participants and
two individual shots over two days.
Diane and Craig were in Shoreditch with Spencer Tunick



Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal, 2003

An installation with 300 participants organised for the "Imaginarius" Arts Festival in Santa Maria da Feira,
September 13, 2003.



Selfridges, London, 2003

For many Londoners, the Selfridges installation on April 27, 2003 was their first.
With the publicity surrounding the Saatchi Gallery opening a few weeks earlier,
there was an incredible turnout for Selfridges, with around 500 people queuing
around the building by the time the doors opened. Only 400 people were
allowed to participate, and the remaining 100 were turned away.
Some personal experiences from the Selfridges installation



Saatchi Gallery, London, 2003

The opening of the Saatchi Gallery in April 2003 was a celebrity studded event featuring
a host of London's A-list glitterati who did not pose nude, and 160 volunteers who did.
This installation began as any other Spencer Tunick installation would,
but took a surreal twist as volunteers - still nude - mingled with the celebrities
for the rest of the evening.

An account in the Guardian by Jane Roberts
An item from The Observer | A BBC item about the Saatchi Gallery opening, April 2003



Cortlandt Alley, Lower Manhattan, New York, 2002

On June 1, 2002, Spencer held an installation in Cortlandt Alley between White and Walker Streets
in Lower Manhattan, for the 20th anniversary of Art In General - a non-profit organisation that assists
artists to produce and present new work, that resides on Walker Street.
Nick from Boston made the trip to New York and took part.
Here is Nick's story

There is no reference to the installation on the Art In General website, but there is a lot to see.
The Art In General website is here.



Greenwich, London, 2001

In 2001, Spencer came to Greenwich for his first mass installation in London, and with 400 participants,
he captured The Cutty Sark, The Admiral Hardy and the Greenwich Foot Tunnel entrance
in ways that would not normally be seen by the average tourist.
Our Cutty Sark page with Matthew's account of the morning.



Montreal, Quebec, May 26, 2001

Spencer's Nude Adrift project, eventually to be documented in HBO's Naked World
began in Montreal, where a 2500 strong crowd turned up to pose for him in a collaboration with
the Musée d'Art Contemporain de Montréal.

Peter was there, and this is his account of the morning

A BBC report from Montreal | A report from CBC



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Press and other reports

A report on Spencer's trip to Kyoto

BBC "Thoughts of the Day" referring to the Saatchi and Selfridges installations

Barcelona 2003 press links

Alan (a.k.a. ATOR) is a frequent participant and he shares his experiences here


Works Collections on the web.

Hales Gallery

Spencer Tunick on Artnet
This website includes a vast collection of Spencer's official images (over 70),
a comprehensive biography, chronology, interviews and more "presented courtesy of the artist"

A partially complete documentation of NAKED STATES can be found on The Blue Dot.

A series of 41 photographs circa 1993 called Americazone can also be found on The Blue Dot.

NAKED WORLD documented by Arlene Donnely

A seemingly unofficial collection on a Polish website Poema Art

A partial collection of images mostly from Naked States on the Artsversus website.


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