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May 27, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Lying in the streets naked could get you into trouble in most places, but in Montreal about 2,000 people stripped with the blessing of authorities to pose for Spencer Tunick, a New York photographer famed for juxtaposing flesh and concrete. The throngs began disrobing enthusiastically at 5:30 as the morning air hovered at 55 degrees. Two young women and a man apparently changed their minds and tried to make a run for it once the order to get naked was given--but could not get into a nearby mall.
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June 25, 2012 | By David Ng
Hundreds of people stripped naked in a Munich, Germany, public square over the weekend for the latest installation by Spencer Tunick, the American photographer who specializes in assembling large numbers of naked bodies for his conceptual projects. Saturday's event was a tribute to Richard Wagner's "Ring" cycle of operas, which are being performed by the Bavarian State Opera. A reported 1,700 people took off their clothes for the project, with about half of the participants painted in gold and the remainder painted in red.  The volunteers arranged themselves in various configurations -- including a pair of concentric red-and-gold rings -- that were intended to be Tunick's visual interpretations of scenes from the "Ring.
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ENTERTAINMENT
June 25, 2012 | By David Ng
Hundreds of people stripped naked in a Munich, Germany, public square over the weekend for the latest installation by Spencer Tunick, the American photographer who specializes in assembling large numbers of naked bodies for his conceptual projects. Saturday's event was a tribute to Richard Wagner's "Ring" cycle of operas, which are being performed by the Bavarian State Opera. A reported 1,700 people took off their clothes for the project, with about half of the participants painted in gold and the remainder painted in red.  The volunteers arranged themselves in various configurations -- including a pair of concentric red-and-gold rings -- that were intended to be Tunick's visual interpretations of scenes from the "Ring.
WORLD
May 7, 2007 | Sam Enriquez, Times Staff Writer
People usually strip for love or money. But Isaac Esquivel and thousands of other Mexican men and women dropped their clothes in neat piles early Sunday and pranced naked around the main plaza of this capital just for the heck of it. New York photographer Spencer Tunick, famous for rounding up people to pose naked in cities around the world, brought his fetching artistic gimmick here.
WORLD
May 7, 2007 | Sam Enriquez, Times Staff Writer
People usually strip for love or money. But Isaac Esquivel and thousands of other Mexican men and women dropped their clothes in neat piles early Sunday and pranced naked around the main plaza of this capital just for the heck of it. New York photographer Spencer Tunick, famous for rounding up people to pose naked in cities around the world, brought his fetching artistic gimmick here.
WORLD
April 30, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
American photographer Spencer Tunick said he hoped to draw his largest crowd of nude people for a shoot next month in Mexico City's enormous Zocalo, which can hold more than 80,000 standing people. Tunick's record is his shoot in 2003 with 7,000 volunteer models in Barcelona, Spain.
NEWS
October 8, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Thousands of Australians stripped naked in a chilly drizzle for the latest in an American photographer's "Nude Adrift" series. About 4,000 people gathered at the Yarra River's Princes Bridge and adjoining Alexandra Gardens in Melbourne. Since 1992, Spencer Tunick of New York has been photographing hundreds of naked people against urban backdrops from London to Jerusalem. The project has gotten him arrested seven times in the U.S. Sunday's turnout surpassed his previous record--2,500 in Montreal.
NEWS
July 17, 1999 | From Associated Press
A photographer who wants to take a picture of 100 nude models on a street received permission Friday from a federal judge who said the work is protected under the 1st Amendment. The city had objected, saying the sheer number of nude models violated the privacy rights of residents. U.S. District Judge Harold Baer Jr. decided in favor of Spencer Tunick, who is known for shooting nudes in public places. Tunick planned to take the shot around dawn Sunday on a street in lower Manhattan.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 13, 2002 | Joel Greenberg, Times Staff Writer
Spencer Tunick is realistic about his ultimate goal in life: "I shouldn't be so confident that I can get the entire country naked," he says with a shrug. The photographer has become well known for organizing dozens to thousands of nude volunteers into "performances" in which they are grouped together, usually prone, to form a new shape; his photos are records of these events. Tunick is the perfect protagonist for tonight's PBS program "Skin" (8 p.m.
NEWS
January 25, 2009 | Shari Roan, Deborah Bonello and Joni Gray
Smoking bans in public buildings, workplaces, even at some outdoor venues are commonplace. And becoming more common is the practice of barring smokers from employment. But this approach is unfair and may have unintended consequences that do more harm than good, say researchers in an essay published in the journal Tobacco Control. Policies prohibiting the hiring of smokers have become much more popular in the past year, a co-author of the report, Dr. Michael Siegel, said in an interview.
NEWS
May 27, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Lying in the streets naked could get you into trouble in most places, but in Montreal about 2,000 people stripped with the blessing of authorities to pose for Spencer Tunick, a New York photographer famed for juxtaposing flesh and concrete. The throngs began disrobing enthusiastically at 5:30 as the morning air hovered at 55 degrees. Two young women and a man apparently changed their minds and tried to make a run for it once the order to get naked was given--but could not get into a nearby mall.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 5, 2010 | By Louise Roug
The notice at the entrance to the show at the Museum of Modern Art warned of nudity "and other images which may be disturbing to some." Visitor discretion was advised. Inside the gallery, a crowd had formed in front of a nude couple in a corner. An old man, supporting himself on a cane, gamely stepped up to the man and the woman, who stood immobile, just inches apart, like caryatids flanking the doorway to another room. Brushing up against their naked skin would be unavoidable. The choice: face the man or the woman, as he squeezed through.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 2013 | Robin Abcarian
Never underestimate the power of a pop star with more than 16 million Twitter followers. Over the weekend, Miley Cyrus tweeted a selfie with big implications for a Los Angeles actress and moviemaker. In the photo, Cyrus pulls her Chanel sweatshirt up to reveal her breasts, bare but for two strategically placed red stars proclaiming “Merry Christmas.” "THANK YOU NY for being one of the few states to @freethenipple ,” Cyrus tweeted. Later, she added, “It's not about getting your [breasts]
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