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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 01: (EDITORS NOTE: Image contains nudity.) Nude members of the public take part in "Mardi Gras: The Base", an art installation by artist Spencer Tunick, at the Sydney Opera House on March 1, 2010 in Sydney, Australia. More than 5000 people gathered on a cool, cloudy Sydney morning for Tunick's first Australian installation, which follows visits to the US, Brazil, France, England and Austria. Tunick stated that the title of the work, commissioned by the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, refers to the sameness of individuals, regardless of their sexual preferences. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

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Spencer Tunick is the kind of artist who has been arrested five times for attempting to work outdoors, in New York City.

The reason why he was arrested, was of course his medium. Working with naked people, Tunick creates extraordinary installations all over the world. The artist explores the social perception of the naked body, removing the external cover of people, and highlighting their natural differences. His nude bodies are in a constant dialogue with the public space, with which they interact according to its “need”.

After grouping his models according to their skin color, gender, age and other characteristics, Tunick takes photographs of the gigantic installation he creates. Working usually in the mornings, Tunick carefully chooses the space, the light and his models, a process that results to exceptional photographic works.

“What was remarkable was the overall relaxation and sense of camaraderie that prevailed from the moment we became naked. Everyone seemed at home in their bodies whether svelte or lumpy, young or old; no one was making judgments about others; naked strangers chatted; and the few clothed people present became the odd ones out. We seemed indeed light years away from the anxious attitudes of society at large to the body and nudity,” says former Tate curator Simon Wilson about his experience with Tunick’s installation work.

For 20 years now, Tunick has been constantly working on a project, having created 75 human installations in every continent.

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