Dead sea nude image 311.
(photo credit: Spencer Tunick)
Spencer Tunick, the Jewish-American artist who photographs mass nude
installations around the world, revealed the first photo from his Dead
Sea installation on Wednesday. The installation took place on September 17 with 1,200 Israelis.
is not a theocracy it is a democracy and the only place in the Middle
East that I could create this art," said Tunick on Wednesday. “Thanks to
the participants' efforts, the world has a new image of Israel as an
open and vibrant democracy."
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"Israelis are some of the most beautiful, warm, educated, open minded and peaceful people that I have ever worked with."
The photo was released ahead of the New7Wonders campaign's end on November 11, where the Dead Sea is competing to be one of the New Seven Natural Wonders of the World.
The initiators of the project, Ari Fruchter & Shlomit Yarkoni said that they were thrilled at the release of the image.
“Through the art of Spencer Tunick we were able to reach over 500
million people around the world with a new positive image of Israel and
an important environmental message. We look forward to continuing to
work with Spencer to prepare a full museum exhibition of his work.”