Friday, April 27, 2007

Naked In Newcastle

Artist Spencer Tunick takes nude modelling to new extremes. This guy is an expert at getting large groups of people to disrobe in public so view at your own risk:

It was on July 17 last year that 1,700 Tynesiders rose at 3am, stripped naked and allowed themselves to be bossed around by an American artist with a megaphone. As a knife-sharp wind whipped round their unmentionables and a chilly dawn broke, Spencer Tunick cajoled, encouraged and jested with his hardy volunteers, persuading them to pose snakelike along the Tyne, then rivuleting through the Newcastle streets like a fleshy pink stream, then scattered on the slopes below Norman Foster's imposing Sage concert hall, across the river in Gateshead.