Spencer Tunick for the 2012 Munich Opera Festival

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To open the 2012 Opera Festival in Munich, American installation artist Spencer Tunick gathered over a thousand naked volunteers, each painted either red or gold, and took them to several locations around the German city and recreated scenes from Richard Wagner's opera Der Ring des Nibelungen.

Tunick is famous for his nude site-specific artworks which often use vast numbers of people and never fail to catch the media's attention. "I'm very interested in the history of the city, the close links with Richard Wagner's work, but also the dark chapters of the city's history and the building structures from the Nazi era," the artist said.