Shivering nudes set American record

CLEVELAND – Spencer Tunick’s latest human art installation included 2,750 shivering people – all of them nude.

Tunick, a photographer known for taking pictures of naked people in public places, snapped the photos at a park behind the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum along Lake Erie Saturday as temperatures hovered around 50 degrees.

The sea of nude bodies set a North American record for the largest group of naked people in a photograph. Montreal had the previous record with 2,500.

For one photo, Tunick posed the crowd lying on their sides facing the city. After completing the shot from atop a 40-foot scissor lift, Tunick said: “That’s the best picture I’ve ever taken.”

The photo will be on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art Aug. 6-8.

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