Would you get your bits out - all in the name of art?
When the Mardi Gras parade hit Sydney on Saturday, the wobbly bits (and delightfully firm bits) were out for all to see. As a colleague and I snapped the colourful characters and sank a few cocktails at the official Taylor Square viewing platform, a bearded fellow approached.
“Want to get nude on the Opera House steps?” he asked with a cheeky smile.
No, he wasn’t a dirty pervert... he was one of Spencer Tunick’s assistants and was referring to the famous artist’s photoshoot at Sydney Opera House. At the time, we were tanked enough to think it was a brilliant idea. Unfortunately, I wasn’t amongst the 5,200 people that dropped their daks and hit the iconic Sydney landmark this morning.
Poses included standing, intertwined limbs and reclining; all starkers. It quite literally turned the Opera House stairs into a human canvas. Our radio presenter (and resident nude stalker) Jamie Row was there to capture it all on his iPhone.
Tunick has worked on shoots at some of the most recognisable locations on the planet. Antarctica, Woodstock, Montreal Museum of Fine Art, Bruges and Mexico. The City Of Sydney allegedly contributed $20,000 towards the project. Let’s hope they had a few heaters handy.
I read a story in the newspaper about a pregnant woman delaying the birth of her baby so that she could take part. It makes me wish I got out of bed early... jiggly bits look better under the rising sun.
Did you take part in this artistic moment in history? Tell us all about it.