Artist Spencer Tunick seeks nude crowd in Ireland
Acclaimed US contemporary visual artist, Spencer Tunick, best known for his ability to pull large nude crowds, has put out a call for those prepared to bare all in public in Ireland for his latest project, reported the dpa.
The sometimes controversial Tunick plans to create a new body and landscape sculpture in Dublin's docklands and in the southern city of Cork in June by photographing more than 2,000 participants, according to his website.
"We want everyday people, not exhibitionists," the New York-based artist, who has gathered thousands of volunteers for dozens of installations in locations worldwide, Tunick has told Irish media.
Public nudity is normally a crime in Ireland and it was unclear Saturday whether an exception would be made for Tunick's art installations. His invitation promised that subjects "will only be nude for a short period of time."
Mary McCarthy, executive arts manager of Dublin Docklands Development Authority, has praised Tunick for his ability "to create extraordinary images of the collective body in the environment."
The Cork installation is scheduled to take place on June 17, while the Dublin one is due on June 21.
People wishing to participate can register at www.spencertunickireland.ie.
They will be informed of the exact venue in each city by e-mail 10 days in advance, Tunick told RTE radio on Friday.