Stephane Janssen, now 80, has been posing nude in public for Spencer Tunick’s individual portraits and group installations for the past 15 years, and amassing the largest collection of Tunick’s works. This book chronicles that collection, from the first time Mr. Janssen posed in 2000 in Harlem, NY with 25 people, to his latest installation, where he was painted head to toe in red and gold body paint with over one thousand other painted people on the streets of Munich, Germany.
Mr. Janssen’s personal collection of Tunick’s photographs were on display from Jan 14 – May 28, 2016 at the ASU Art Museum.
Photographs in the book include works not previously published from: the Dead Sea; the Burning Man Festival, Nevada; the Saatchi Gallery, London; the Bull Wall at the Port of Dublin, Ireland; the Bavarian State Opera, Munich, Germany; Gaasbeek Castle, Belgium; the Lyon Biennale, France; the Lowry in Salford and Manchester, England; the Ernst Happel Stadium, Austria; Museum Kunst Palast in Dusseldorf, Germany; Amsterdam, the Netherlands, among others.
Hardcover, 9 3/4″ x 11 1/4” (29.8 x 24.8 cm,) 112 pages, Limited Edition of 1400.
Printed by The Avery Group at Shapco Printing in the United States of America, 2016.
All images copyright Spencer Tunick/Naked Pavement