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”.
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.