18,000 pose naked

18,000 took off their clothes

Yesterday, a record of more than 18,000 people took off all their clothes to pose in Mexico City’s Zocalo Square

Spencer Tunick is best known for his photographs that feature large numbers of nude people posed in artistic formations. Known as installations, they are often situated in urban locations throughout the world and they are abstractions that invite the audience to see the naked body and privacy in a different, artistic way. Yesterday, a record of more than 18,000 people took off all their clothes to pose in Mexico City’s Zocalo Square, the heart of the ancient Aztec empire. Tunick’s previous record was 7,000 volunteers set in 2003 in Barcelona, Spain.

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Iðunn 9 years ago

I remember the hearing about the 2003 Spain event. :)


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Paul Edmondson 9 years ago from Burlingame, CA

strange.


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livelonger 9 years ago from San Francisco

Really interesting visually.


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thecounterpunch 9 years ago

Funny :D

Still I wonder how can a One-Man can ask people to do ... even if it's crazy. People can be driven to do anything.


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Drax 9 years ago from NYC.... Author

thanks all, it does look fantastic and I am amazed that he could do this in Mexico with the relatively conservative catholic background and the macho-ness...

YOU too can be in one sign up at http://www.spencertunick.com/ before May 15th....


harrysmith 9 years ago

Amazing....

After reading full news mexicians seems to be getting openminded....


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wildJune 9 years ago

WOW.... That's a lot of...... Well You Know...

Weird BUT Cultural... A very nice pic.


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Moonmaiden 9 years ago from Lucerne Valley, CA

That's a lotta pink. I wish I had the sunscreen booth on the corner that day.


Iðunn 9 years ago

moonmaiden, I thought about the possibility of sunburn too. LOL.


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Drax 9 years ago from NYC.... Author

thanks for the comments everybody, I'm still amazed every time I look at these pics.. there has to be an internet factor here to help explain all these people participating in this project...


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Maddie Ruud 9 years ago from Oakland, CA

Now THAT is art.


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Drax 9 years ago from NYC.... Author

Hey Maggie, thanks, everytime I look at this I am amazed...

Regards Drax


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Tom Cornett 7 years ago from Ohio

This is cool....thanks! :)


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Drax 7 years ago from NYC.... Author

Hi Tom, thanks for the comment....


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jimmythejock 7 years ago from Scotland

hey Drax are you on twitter yet? I followed a guy called Drax 2006 but wasn't sure if it was you.....jimmy


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Drax 7 years ago from NYC.... Author

Yo Jimmy, how are things mate... good to hear from you, jaysus Hubpages looks great... Drax 2006 not me I'm sure, must go and look and be a twit i'm sure....

Take CareDrax

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