Spiegel Online reports on Spencer Tunick’s photo shoot with 840 naked Germans yesterday in Duesseldorf’s Musem Kunst Palast. And of course, provides uncensored photos, including lots of naughty bits, for those of you who like naughty bits. The local newspaper Rheinische Post provides 52, count ’em 52, photos here.
Overall, they’re a pretty handsome crowd, these Duesseldorfers.
The article reports Tunick’s difficulty in being taken seriously, but gives his work an approving nod: Tunick is a kind of sculptor who specializes in "makine the structures of public space insecure," and, at his best, interestingly tweaks the conventions of nudity in Western art. One dpa (German Press Agency) reporter was a bit unsettled by the "associations" brought up by displaying stacked, naked human bodies in Germany — especially in a courtyard that also contained a monumental female marble nude by Hitler’s favorite artist, Arno Breker.
Tunick himself is shy — he’s only undressed once for his art.