Nude ‘art installation’ in London marks TV channel relaunch

By on Friday, September 18, 2020

Volunteers stripped naked, apart from face masks, for Spencer Tunick’s socially distanced art installation stunt at Alexandra Palace this week.

More than 200 people took part in the gathering to promote TV channel Sky Arts going free to air.

US photographer Tunick said creating the eye-catching piece was “liberating and life-affirming”; and it was all about “breaking down barriers”.

Tunick has been organising and documenting large crowds of  naked volunteers for more than 25 years.

Commissioned by Sky Arts to mark its transition to a free-for-everyone channel, 220 people from all walks of life, including jobs which have been at the coronavirus frontline, gathered for the photoshoot.

Sky Arts said it was the first major participatory artwork since lockdown and a celebration of freedom and participation.

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