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UK: Thousands strip naked in Hull, paint their bare bodies BLUE in striking art installation02:02

UK: Thousands strip naked in Hull, paint their bare bodies BLUE in striking art installation

United Kingdom, Hull
July 9, 2016 at 12:36 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hull's city centre was temporarily transformed by a large scale human art installation, conceptualised and executed by artist Spencer Tunick, who flooded the city’s streets with thousands of nude blue bodies as part of the Sea of Hull Project, Saturday.

Approximately 3,200 volunteers gathered to strip naked and paint themselves with blue body paint, the colour of water, making this the largest nude art installation in the UK.

Spencer Tunick used some of the city's greatest landmarks as the backdrop for his Sea of Hull installation commissioned by the Ferens Art Gallery. The artist noted that there are many sites in Hull that were previously under water and so the installation took place in areas of the city that were previously docks.

Hannah Sadage, a participant, spoke about the collaborative aspect of the whole experience, saying, "These people, for like the time that you're doing the installation, are just your best friends. The atmosphere was just incredible the whole way through, it's fantastic."

Tunick, a New York based artist, has in the last 20 years created over 90 art installations in some of the most culturally significant places and landmarks around the world, including the Sydney Opera House, the Place des Arts in Montreal, Mexico City, and the Ernest Happel Stadium in Vienna.

UK: Thousands strip naked in Hull, paint their bare bodies BLUE in striking art installation02:02
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Hull's city centre was temporarily transformed by a large scale human art installation, conceptualised and executed by artist Spencer Tunick, who flooded the city’s streets with thousands of nude blue bodies as part of the Sea of Hull Project, Saturday.

Approximately 3,200 volunteers gathered to strip naked and paint themselves with blue body paint, the colour of water, making this the largest nude art installation in the UK.

Spencer Tunick used some of the city's greatest landmarks as the backdrop for his Sea of Hull installation commissioned by the Ferens Art Gallery. The artist noted that there are many sites in Hull that were previously under water and so the installation took place in areas of the city that were previously docks.

Hannah Sadage, a participant, spoke about the collaborative aspect of the whole experience, saying, "These people, for like the time that you're doing the installation, are just your best friends. The atmosphere was just incredible the whole way through, it's fantastic."

Tunick, a New York based artist, has in the last 20 years created over 90 art installations in some of the most culturally significant places and landmarks around the world, including the Sydney Opera House, the Place des Arts in Montreal, Mexico City, and the Ernest Happel Stadium in Vienna.

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