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   Undertoad  Monday Jun 9 12:57 PM

6/9/2003: Spencer Tunick in Barcelona



This one is getting wide coverage by the "regular" media, but IotD has been studious at picking up all the Spence Tunick stuff from the very beginning.

Again, Mr. Tunick is a photographer who is specializing in shooting nudes in wide-open public space. This meant that yesterday, about 7000 people (a new record) stripped off and settled down in the public square in Barcelona, Spain for the purpose of art.

It should always be noted that this is a news image (of sorts) and not the actual art image that Tunick is creating. He had the people "pose" in at least two different positions to get a different look and feel. In another shot that I saw, the people were in turtle-like positions and you saw a sea of backs.

Someone on one of the news channels pointed out that Mr. Tunick is shooting internationally because of the amount of hassle he's had in shooting nudes at home. In fact -- I didn't know -- he's been arrested five times in NYC. But he doesn't get that sort of flak overseas.

In response, I'm posting the most graphic image I could find of the event, my own tiny little shot across the bow of the culture wars. IotD is not porn, but it's adult, and we all know and understand the difference.



russotto  Monday Jun 9 03:09 PM

Why do I keep visualizing a steamroller in this image?



Beletseri  Monday Jun 9 03:16 PM

I have a friend who lives in Barcelona - I wonder if he's there?



Tobiasly  Monday Jun 9 03:21 PM

Re: 6/9/2003: Spencer Tunick in Barcelona

Quote:
Originally posted by Undertoad
IotD is not porn, but it's adult, and we all know and understand the difference.
Maybe you should include a disclaimer to be sure that people understand the distinction:

<I>This photo not to be used for masturbatory purposes.</I>


joecacti  Monday Jun 9 03:27 PM

Re: Re: 6/9/2003: Spencer Tunick in Barcelona

Quote:
Originally posted by Tobiasly


<I>This photo not to be used for masturbatory purposes.</I>
Too late.


Undertoad  Monday Jun 9 04:09 PM

What's not adult about masturbation?



Pie  Monday Jun 9 04:23 PM

"The man looks out... and all he can see is white."

The glare! I'm blinded!


- Pie



Tobiasly  Monday Jun 9 04:42 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by Undertoad
What's not adult about masturbation?
I just figured that one of the best ways to tell the difference between porn and art is whether you can jerk off to it.

If you have a better test, please share!


russotto  Monday Jun 9 04:44 PM

Better qualify that a bit. Your average male teenager could jerk off to Salvador Dali and Piet Mondrian...



Tobiasly  Monday Jun 9 04:46 PM

Re: Re: Re: 6/9/2003: Spencer Tunick in Barcelona

Quote:
Originally posted by joecacti
Too late.
Yeah, that strawberry blonde near the bottom-left is pretty hot. Mmmmm....


Tobiasly  Monday Jun 9 04:48 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by russotto
Better qualify that a bit. Your average male teenager could jerk off to Salvador Dali and Piet Mondrian...
Hmmm... true. Now I know why the Supreme Court has such a hard time with this.

(no pun intended.. really)


richlevy  Monday Jun 9 07:44 PM

Re: Re: 6/9/2003: Spencer Tunick in Barcelona

Quote:
Originally posted by Tobiasly

Maybe you should include a disclaimer to be sure that people understand the distinction:

<I>This photo not to be used for masturbatory purposes.</I>
What is really funny is that I was about to point out that nudity does not always have to be about sex by showing that none of the men appear to have an erection.

So of course upon closer inspection there appears to be one guy who is visibly at 'full mast'.

Sort of like a game of 'Where's Waldo'.


Tobiasly  Monday Jun 9 08:42 PM

Re: Re: Re: 6/9/2003: Spencer Tunick in Barcelona

Quote:
Originally posted by richlevy
What is really funny is that I was about to point out that nudity does not always have to be about sex by showing that none of the men appear to have an erection.

So of course upon closer inspection there appears to be one guy who is visibly at 'full mast'.
Yeah, and I guarantee you the rest of those guys are visualizing Eleanor Roosevelt naked, or maybe their two grandmas covering each other with baby oil.


xoxoxoBruce  Monday Jun 9 09:39 PM

Mmmm..Bar-B-Que. Imagine trying to roll 7000 over before the last one gets burned.



Bitmap  Tuesday Jun 10 12:14 AM

just for nostalga... the first Spencer Tunick post on IOTD:

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http://cellar.org/iotd.php?threadid=268



Undertoad  Tuesday Jun 10 01:00 AM

Unfortunately that is not the right image for that post. That's not a Tunick there. I must have blown it and chosen identical filenames and accidentally not noticed the overlap. Damn.



ndetroit  Tuesday Jun 10 02:14 AM

ok. I give up. Where *is* waldo?



Skunks  Tuesday Jun 10 03:55 AM

It might be a foot, but take a look straight down from the rightmost lightpost in front of the building entrance.

I'll highlight in Photoshop if that's too imprecise.



Beletseri  Tuesday Jun 10 08:04 AM

All those people look so much the same. Where are the fat ones, the old ones, the non-white ones, the really skinny ones? How did he find so many adults all with more or less the same phenotype?



Tobiasly  Tuesday Jun 10 09:43 AM

Quote:
Originally posted by Beletseri
All those people look so much the same. Where are the fat ones, the old ones, the non-white ones, the really skinny ones? How did he find so many adults all with more or less the same phenotype?
Uh-oh... I smell a lawsuit!


mitheral  Tuesday Jun 10 10:58 AM

Quote:
Originally posted by Beletseri
All those people look so much the same. Where are the fat ones, the old ones, the non-white ones, the really skinny ones? How did he find so many adults all with more or less the same phenotype?
Probably the only people who are secure enough in their bodies to pose naked. I'd imagine when your going for 7000 people to lay down naked in the street the casting call ain't all that selective. I know you wouldn't get me out there. The comparisons between whales and beaches would be too easy.


Beletseri  Tuesday Jun 10 11:22 AM

Quote:
Uh-oh... I smell a lawsuit!
No lawsuit but I wonder if it was deliberate or as someone else said, that the "others" don't want to be naked in public.


wolf  Tuesday Jun 10 11:55 AM

I suspect he might be herding all the people who don't fit his ideal to the less visible parts of the photos.

Naturists indeed do come in all shapes and sizes ... it's about comfort with your body and celebrating that with joy, regardless of lovehandles and stretch marks.

No lawsuit. You can bet he's in Europe, not America, for more than one reason.



dave  Tuesday Jun 10 12:07 PM

These aren't <b>his</b> photos, though - they're that of the news organization. For about the twelve billionth time. We haven't seen his yet.



tweek  Tuesday Jun 10 01:38 PM

BOORRING

Am I the only one bored to tears with Spencer Tunick?



Bitmap  Tuesday Jun 10 10:08 PM

Yes



xoxoxoBruce  Tuesday Jun 10 11:19 PM

Quote:
Am I the only one bored to tears with Spencer Tunick?
Yeah, but not with the redhead on the left, three back.


wolf  Tuesday Jun 10 11:27 PM

You think maybe that's Rucita?



Tobiasly  Wednesday Jun 11 01:06 AM

Quote:
Originally posted by xoxoxoBruce
Yeah, but not with the redhead on the left, three back.
Hey asshole, I saw her first!


quzah  Wednesday Jun 11 01:39 AM

Quote:
Originally posted by Beletseri
All those people look so much the same. Where are the fat ones, the old ones, the non-white ones, the really skinny ones? How did he find so many adults all with more or less the same phenotype?
Welcome to not-America, where the national average (weight) is much lower than it is here...

Quzah.


Tobiasly  Wednesday Jun 11 01:56 AM

Quote:
Originally posted by quzah
Welcome to not-America, where the national average (weight) is much lower than it is here...
You're right... our bombs do weigh much more than those of other countries.


Torrere  Wednesday Jun 11 01:56 AM

Re: Re: Re: 6/9/2003: Spencer Tunick in Barcelona

Quote:
Originally posted by richlevy
What is really funny is that I was about to point out that nudity does not always have to be about sex by showing that none of the men appear to have an erection. So of course upon closer inspection there appears to be one guy who is visibly at 'full mast'. It's sort of like a game of 'Where's Waldo'.
Ooh! Ooh! I wanna play!

I can spot two men in the foreground who have erections, though they aren't necessarily at ninety degrees. You can notice a little blip rising above their legs. The guy in the center foreground has a definite erection, and the guy just past the redhead does too.

There is one guy who appears to have a foot at just the right place that richlevy might be talking about, but that's just a foot.


xoxoxoBruce  Wednesday Jun 11 06:11 PM

I wish I had a foot.

Quote:
Hey asshole, I saw her first!
Hey I didn't say "first dibs", did I.


Torrere  Wednesday Jun 11 08:18 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by xoxoxoBruce
I wish I had a foot.
Are you saying that you are missing one of your feet, or are you saying that you wish that you had a foot between your legs instead of a penis? The latter makes more sense in context, but that would be terrible, man!


richlevy  Wednesday Jun 11 09:51 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by Torrere


Are you saying that you are missing one of your feet, or are you saying that you wish that you had a foot between your legs instead of a penis? The latter makes more sense in context, but that would be terrible, man!
Yes, but think of the pickup-line possibilities!

'Hey Babe, want to go for a walk on the wild side?'

'Hey Babe, I've got something you'd get a kick out of!'

or maybe as an insult...

Hey, sock my foot!


Bitmap  Thursday Jun 12 09:21 AM

(wipes tears away from eye) Why Oh Why did i bother to read those?


<i>-------------------------------------------------
just kidding those were actualy pretty good</i>



Torrere  Thursday Jun 12 02:39 PM

Some twisted, bizarre compulsion?



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