Spencer Tunick Flesh Architecture

Not everyone knows his name, but I’m sure most people know the work of Spencer Tunick. He’s the guy that gets thousands of people all around the world to take their clothes off in public places and pose for him, while he attempts to create his “flesh architecture”.

spencer tunick studio

Harry Mount of the Telegraph was shown around the artist’s New York studio and got a few quotes out of him..

  • I’m trying to create flesh architecture. I aim to get a sculptural feel for groups of bodies, as well as create performance art.
  • It’s very freeing for some people, and they often say they feel sensual. But some people are just uncomfortable. You can tell the uncomfortable ones because they often laugh or make a joke.
  • Everyone’s volunteered, and they tend to be interested in modern art and are open-minded, but they can still be awkward when it comes to taking off their clothes.

Read the rest here or check out Spencer Tunick’s official website to see when and where his next outdoor project is (you can register to participate if you’re brave enough).

About Dion

Australian artist and observer of things.. all kinds of things. I like a wide variety of art, from the weird and wonderful to the bold and beautiful.. and everything in between.


  1. If you are interested in finding out more about Spencer’s art, or about those of us who pose for him check out our group http://www.spencertunickforum.org/

    We have accounts by participants, news of recent events and the next
    installation we know of, Germany in September.

  2. Hey, thanks Roger Coss!

  3. Stephanie says:

    I posed during the summer of 2004 in Cleveland. It was a profound experience….words fail to explain.

  4. That’s so interesting that people find it so moving. It’s like people that pose are tapping into some ancient way of being, where bodyparts were not hidden like they are today. And doing it in public, with others also doing it, just amplifies the feeling.

    I could be reading too much into though.. who knows!


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