Wanted: Raw Talent ; (1) Exhibition-Ists: Thousands of Naked People Took Part in This Photograph Taken on Newcastle Quayside as Part of an Exhibition of the Work of U.S. Artist Spencer Tunick (2) Naked Ambition: Spencer Tunick in Front of One of His Works Taken in Barcelona

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Wanted: Raw Talent ; (1) Exhibition-Ists: Thousands of Naked People Took Part in This Photograph Taken on Newcastle Quayside as Part of an Exhibition of the Work of U.S. Artist Spencer Tunick (2) Naked Ambition: Spencer Tunick in Front of One of His Works Taken in Barcelona


Byline: Eva Marie Gibney

ASKING people to get naked in Irelands wide open spaces seems like areckless invitation to die of pneumonia if not embarrassment.

Despite the dangers of wind and rain, citizens who dare to bare all are beingcalled to Dublin and Cork, to join contemporary American artist Spencer Tunickin getting their kit off but its all in the name of art, of course.

Visitors to the two cities this June will get more than an eyeful, as hundredsof volunteers descend on the areas in nothing but their birthday suits.

Participants in Dublin will be photographed by the 38-year-old New York-basedartist, as part of a series of invitations to artists to create new works inthe Docklands.

Tunicks visit will mark his first back-to-back city art project in Ireland. Itwill form part of the Cork Midsummer Festival on Tuesday June 17, and DublinsDocklands art project on Saturday June 21.

The only requirement, besides an obvious imperviousness to Irelands coldweather, is that all consenting men and women are over 18.

Tunicks penchant for elaborately posed naked people has already won himworldwide recognition in over 75 cities around the worldincluding New York, Amsterdam and Mexico City. …

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