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Men and Women Strip Down in Moscow Streets

8. October 2009 by Daniel 0 Comments

It’s early morning in Moscow, which means men and women are baring all to have their photos taken in the city streets. As part of an exhibition at Moscow’s Garage Center of Contemporary Culture, renowned photographic artist Spencer Tunick enlisted the help of 10 of the city’s residents to create a series of nude artistic photographs dubbed “Moscow Individuals.”

Known for his mass nude installation pieces – including having taken photos of 18,000 naked people in Mexico City and 7,000 in Barcelona – Tunick took a scaled down approach to his Moscow portraits. The 10 volunteers were photographed naked in various poses during the early morning hours at locations throughout the city, including in front of the Foreign Ministry.

In an interview with the Moscow Times, Tunick confesses that he did not have permission from Moscow authorities to take the photographs, saying that obtaining permission would have been took difficult. Hence, the photos were taken during the early morning.

He added that he would like to do a mass nude project in Moscow, similar to his previous installations, but a lack of funds for the project currently prohibits it.

Tunick’s photos are currently on display as part of The Third Biennale of Contemporary Art, which runs through Oct. 25.

Source: http://www.themoscowtimes.com/arts_n_ideas/article/384520.html