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Mexicans Bare All for Art’s Sake

Posted on May 7, 2007
AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills

Cheek to cheek:  Tunick said his goal for the project was to treat the human body “with happiness and caring.”

About 18,000 people converged in Mexico City’s Zocalo plaza Sunday, shucked their clothes and posed for photographer Spencer Tunick, far outstripping his former record of 7,000 in Barcelona.

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Men and women from a broad cross section of ages and social classes began arriving before dawn, although most volunteers were young men.

“The important thing is not that it’s your body or someone else’s but that you participate in something as a society,” said Oscar Roman Munoz, a 25-year-old engineer. “This reflects the need for change and integration in world trends.”

For Tunick’s first photo, the models stood upright and gave a military-like salute to their national flag.

In another, they lay down to form a blanket of flesh around a naked man in a wheelchair.

Between shots, they burst out into verses of Mexican folk songs.

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By Douglas Chalmers, May 8, 2007 at 4:03 am Link to this comment

No doubt, someone from the USA would be only to glad to drop a bomb on them and vaporise the lot!

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By RobertBennett, May 7, 2007 at 11:34 pm Link to this comment

In a world so intent on conformity, this is an act of glorious freedom.


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By rowdy, May 7, 2007 at 12:11 pm Link to this comment

we are told god made man in his own image. not a word about women, so where did god get the image of woman? then along comes KKKristianity and we are taught that looking like god is shameful and against god’s wishes. mr. tunick has poked the KKKristians in the eye with a soft penis and probably with a soft ass and flabby stomach to boot. i can hardly wait for pat robertson’s comments on this. too bad he can’t get naked pix of the bush administration, i’d pay for those.

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By QuyTran, May 7, 2007 at 10:43 am Link to this comment

They’re only honest to each other when completely naked !

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