Early last month Broadsheet announced world-famous photographer Spencer Tunick would headline Chapel Street’s winter arts festival Provocaré. The New York State-born artist is known primarily for photographing large-scale nude shoots in public locations, sometimes featuring thousands of participants.
More than 10,000 people have so far registered interest in getting their kits off for Tunick’s shoots across the two weekends of the festival, and three locations have already been secured. The artist had hoped the rooftop car park of the Chapel Street Woolworths could be used as the final location for shooting.
“He fell in love with that location and just had a vision of what he wanted to do with it,” Chapel Street Precinct Association (CSPA) head of business Chrissie Maus tells Broadsheet.