July 29, 2012
A year after the famous installation:
Spencer Tunick returning to Israel to support campaign to rescue Dead Sea
The renowned photographer will participate in mass floating session to rescue the Dead Sea and support patients around the world who need it desperately
The event will take place on September 14, 9 a.m. at the Ein Bokek Public Beach - The public is welcome
Activist and visitors will go in the water for mass floating event
Spencer Tunick is returning to the Dead Sea for a mass floating event to raise awareness of the disappearance of the Dead Sea. Tunick will participate in the event and possibly photograph it.
The event by the “Save our Sea” group, taking place for the third year, will be held on Friday, September 14, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Ein Bokek Public Beach. At that time environmental activists and concerned citizens from all over the world will go into the Dead Sea and float in it together – a unique experience that can only happen in this unique body of water.
The group nude photographs taken last year and the stir they created helped raise awareness of the deteriorating state of the singular natural treasure. In response to the outpour of reactions, Tunick decided to join this year's special protest event to raise awareness of the Dead Sea's disappearance.
It will be the third Dead Sea Float, whose purpose is to send the message that the Dead Sea is not only a natural treasure but also a source of cure for patients throughout the world who need it desperately. Nobody has the right to destroy it.
Save our Sea is a group of activists suffering from various diseases such as psoriasis, who rely on the unique climate of the Dead Sea area and its characteristic curative attributes to treat their skin diseases. The patients are concerned about the grave state of the Dead Sea and fear for their health if it continues to deteriorate.
Says John Sekulow, co-founder of Save Our Sea: “The Dead Sea is necessary for the health and quality of life of psoriasis patients in Israel and around the world. We fear the day when millions of patients cannot get the treatment they need because of its disappearance."
For further information: Anat Rosilio 054-464-5309, Hila Aloni 054-245-7680
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For Spencer Tunick’s historic Dead Sea installation: www.nakedsea.info
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Apr 26, 2011 - Jun 6, 2011
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All the above + Personal email of thanks from Spencer Tunick with behind the scenes photos from the Dead Sea taken by Spencer and his crew
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All the above + Signed flyer from the Dead Sea installation
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All the above + Collection of 3 signed limited edition cards from Spencer Tunick's archive. These cards have color images on both sides. Images on the cards include recent works from: Sydney, Australia (2010); Aletsch Glacier, Switzerland (2007); Miami Beach, Florida (2007); Spence Hot Springs, New Mexico (2001); Harlem, NY (2000).
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All the above + Signed 5x6 inch limited edition photograph of one of Spencer Tunick's artworks created at the Dead Sea.
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All the above + a signed video collection of Spencer’s documentaries (Naked States & Naked World)
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Signed 8x10 inch limited edition photograph of one of Spencer Tunick's artworks created at the Dead Sea. The retail price for a work this size is around $1,500.00. Recently a similar 8x10 inch print, from his installation in Switzerland on Aletsch Glacier, sold at Auction for approximately $8,000.00! http://www.phillipsdepury.com/auctions/lot-detail.aspx?sn=UK000110&lotnum=174 We feel this level is a good investment. This is great for the first time art collector and for fans of Spencer, that really want to make a difference and help move the numbers significantly higher towards the goal! Pledge one level higher ($1000.00) and you will receive a 5x6 inch print as well as the 8x10. They will be different images.
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MAKE IT HAPPEN! Pre buy a signed 30x37 inch limited edition print from the Israel installation + an invitation for you and a guest to a private party for Spencer in Israel & NY + credit as a sponsor on the installation website. You just want this historic installation to happen and have faith that the artist will make compelling & powerful works. The artist funded his Naked States project http://www.salon.com/people/story/1999/06/21/tunick and his Naked World project http://www.nakedworlddoc.com/naked_world.html in this manner and both projects were completed and were very successful. The artist will choose one of the photographs made at the Dead Sea and make an edition of 20 at 30x37 inches. The work is a C-print and is unframed. The retail price for a work this size and edition is $6,000.00 - $7,500.00. This is a great opportunity to collect Spencer's large scale limited edition works at a discounted price + fund this project to success!!! (You can choose to be an anonymous sponsor as well.)