PICS: Around 3,000 People Strip Off and Paint Themselves Blue As They Take Part In A Huge Art Installation In Hull Today

Around 3,200 people took part in a huge art installation in Hull today, pictured, stripping off their clothes and painting themselves blue
This is the eye-opening moment a sea of people took part in a huge art installation after stripping off and painting themselves blue. Around 3,200 people took part in the international project in Hull, involving participants from 20 countries, posing at some of the city's major landmarks.

They caused quite a stir around the city, with hundreds lying down across a road in the city centre while others circled one of Hull's parks. But it was when they put their clothes back on that caused the most bizarre sights, with models resembling Smurfs as they walked and cycled around the city, some covering their modesty with cardboard boxes.

The 'Sea of Hull' project was created by New York-based artist Spencer Tunick and is believed to be the largest of its kind ever to be held in the UK. 

The hundreds who gathered at dawn were daubed with four shades of blue body paint in celebration of Hull's maritime heritage and then gathered for a series of site specific installations around some of the city's best known historic locations.

These included the former Queens Dock, now a city centre park, the Guildhall and the award-winning Scale Lane swing bridge over the River Hull. Tunick's latest work has been commissioned by Hull's Ferens Art Gallery. It will be one of the highlights of the gallery's programme in 2017, when Hull is UK City of Culture.

   - Daily Mail

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