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June 22, 2009 Spencer Tunick

Eternal Sunrise

Turtle Cove, Montauk, New York view map

with Spencer Tunick, on the beach in Montauk...

"The Naked And The Nude" by Robert Graves

For me, the naked and the nude
(By lexicographers construed
As synonyms that should express
The same deficiency of dress
Or shelter) stand as wide apart
As love from lies, or truth from art.

Lovers without reproach will gaze
On bodies naked and ablaze;
The Hippocratic eye will see
In nakedness, anatomy;
And naked shines the Goddess when
She mounts her lion among men.

The nude are bold, the nude are sly
To hold each treasonable eye.
While draping by a showman's trick
Their dishabille in rhetoric,
They grin a mock-religious grin
Of scorn at those of naked skin.

The naked, therefore, who compete
Against the nude may know defeat;
Yet when they both together tread
The briary pastures of the dead,
By Gorgons with long whips pursued,
How naked go the sometime nude!

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samikosemi16-Jan-2013 13:04
great pic
Guest 24-Mar-2010 05:16
I am the first person in front of this picture with the one brunette curl down my back... this was the single most amazing experience of my life. It was freeing, empowering, beautiful, exciting, and monumental. Working with Spencer was like a dream. I love this photograph, I love Spencer's work, and most of all I loved this experience.
-Dori Elliot