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Last Updated: Saturday, 22 July 2006, 16:57 GMT 17:57 UK
Huge response to naked pub event
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Mr Devine's work emulates that of Spencer Tunick
Hundreds of people had to be turned away from a naked photo shoot following an "overwhelming" response to an appeal for volunteers.

Organisers wanted 30 people to take part in Sunday's "naked art" event at the new Bobar in Byres Road, Glasgow.

But they received interest from more than 400 volunteers who were willing to strip off for photographer Alistair Devine's project.

The photo shoot will take place behind closed doors.

The project emulates the work of Spencer Tunick, who has photographed hundreds of naked people in cities around the world.

It's amazing how many people are up for doing this in the name of art
Claire Morrison
Event spokeswoman

Mr Devine said he was looking for nudes of every shape and size for a project "celebrating the eclectic, bohemian and artistic spirit of Glasgow's west end".

Spokeswoman Claire Morrison told BBC Scotland's news website: "Just over 30 people are taking part, aged 21-66, from all walks of life and include a firefighter and stonemason.

"The reaction to the appeal for volunteers was overwhelming. It's amazing how many people are up for doing this in the name of art.

"Its a bit of a shame that more people couldn't take part but maybe we'll do something similar in future."

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