Monday, March 8, 2010

Spencer Tunick needs some new ideas

Lately there's been a bit of a buzz here in Sydney about this massive congregation of naked people at the Sydney Opera House. Apparently over 5000 people were happy to get their kits off for art.

I don't want to sound like a wowser, but I really can't see the point. Tunick has done this innumerable times before in scenic locations all over the world. It was original when it started, but it's really starting to get tired now.

Tunick is just milking one idea, and trading off his reputation. Of course each city will want to have one of their landmarks covered in naked bodies. And there will never be a shortage of people who find it exciting to strip in public. So he's got a very clever, self-perpetuating method of income generation happening. It's almost a scam! I can certainly understand why he would want to keep doing it.

Still, it is disappointing for someone who calls himself an artist. They are supposed to grow and develop, and try out new things, aren't they?

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