Thousands of 'blue people' flock to Hull City

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'Sea of Hull' Spencer Tunick's installation
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Naked volunteers, painted in blue to reflect the colours found in Marine paintings in Hull's Ferens Art Gallery, participate in US artist, Spencer Tunick's 'Sea of Hull' installation in Kingston upon Hull on July 9, 2016. Over a period of 20 years, the New York based artist has created over 90 art installations in some of the most culturally significant places and landmarks around the world including the Sydney Opera House, Place des Arts in Montreal, Mexico City, Ernest Happel Stadium in Vienna and Munich in Germany. ( JON SUPER/AFP/Getty Images)
Naked volunteers, painted in blue to reflect the colours found in Marine paintings in Hull's Ferens Art Gallery, picks themselves up off the floor after participating in US artist, Spencer Tunick's 'Sea of Hull' installation in Kingston upon Hull on July 9, 2016. Over a period of 20 years, the New York based artist has created over 90 art installations in some of the most culturally significant places and landmarks around the world including the Sydney Opera House, Place des Arts in Montreal, Mexico City, Ernest Happel Stadium in Vienna and Munich in Germany.  (JON SUPER/AFP/Getty Images)
Naked volunteers, painted in blue to reflect the colours found in Marine paintings in Hull's Ferens Art Gallery, prepare to participate in US artist, Spencer Tunick's 'Sea of Hull' installation in Kingston upon Hull on July 9, 2016. Over a period of 20 years, the New York based artist has created over 90 art installations in some of the most culturally significant places and landmarks around the world including the Sydney Opera House, Place des Arts in Montreal, Mexico City, Ernest Happel Stadium in Vienna and Munich in Germany.  (JON SUPER/AFP/Getty Images)
Naked volunteers, painted in blue to reflect the colours found in Marine paintings in Hull's Ferens Art Gallery, prepare to participate in US artist, Spencer Tunick's 'Sea of Hull' installation on the Scale Lane swing bridge in Kingston upon Hull on July 9, 2016. Over a period of 20 years, the New York based artist has created over 90 art installations in some of the most culturally significant places and landmarks around the world including the Sydney Opera House, Place des Arts in Montreal, Mexico City, Ernest Happel Stadium in Vienna and Munich in Germany.  (JON SUPER/AFP/Getty Images)
Naked volunteers, painted in blue to reflect the colours found in Marine paintings in Hull's Ferens Art Gallery, prepare to participate in US artist, Spencer Tunick's 'Sea of Hull' installation on the Scale Lane swing bridge in Kingston upon Hull on July 9, 2016. Over a period of 20 years, the New York based artist has created over 90 art installations in some of the most culturally significant places and landmarks around the world including the Sydney Opera House, Place des Arts in Montreal, Mexico City, Ernest Happel Stadium in Vienna and Munich in Germany. (JON SUPER/AFP/Getty Images)
Naked volunteers, painted in blue to reflect the colours found in Marine paintings in Hull's Ferens Art Gallery, prepare to participate in US artist, Spencer Tunick's 'Sea of Hull' installation on the Scale Lane swing bridge in Kingston upon Hull on July 9, 2016. Over a period of 20 years, the New York based artist has created over 90 art installations in some of the most culturally significant places and landmarks around the world including the Sydney Opera House, Place des Arts in Montreal, Mexico City, Ernest Happel Stadium in Vienna and Munich in Germany.  ( JON SUPER/AFP/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - Naked volunteers, painted in blue to reflect the colours found in Marine paintings in Hull's Ferens Art Gallery, prepare to participate in US artist, Spencer Tunick's 'Sea of Hull' installation in Kingston upon Hull on July 9, 2016. Over a period of 20 years, the New York based artist has created over 90 art installations in some of the most culturally significant places and landmarks around the world including the Sydney Opera House, Place des Arts in Montreal, Mexico City, Ernest Happel Stadium in Vienna and Munich in Germany.  ( JON SUPER/AFP/Getty Images)
Naked volunteers, painted in blue to reflect the colours found in Marine paintings in Hull's Ferens Art Gallery, participate in US artist, Spencer Tunick's 'Sea of Hull' installation in Kingston upon Hull on July 9, 2016. Over a period of 20 years, the New York based artist has created over 90 art installations in some of the most culturally significant places and landmarks around the world including the Sydney Opera House, Place des Arts in Montreal, Mexico City, Ernest Happel Stadium in Vienna and Munich in Germany.( JON SUPER/AFP/Getty Images)
Naked volunteers, painted in blue to reflect the colours found in Marine paintings in Hull's Ferens Art Gallery, participate in US artist, Spencer Tunick's 'Sea of Hull' installation in Kingston upon Hull on July 9, 2016. Over a period of 20 years, the New York based artist has created over 90 art installations in some of the most culturally significant places and landmarks around the world including the Sydney Opera House, Place des Arts in Montreal, Mexico City, Ernest Happel Stadium in Vienna and Munich in Germany. (JON SUPER/AFP/Getty Images)
Naked volunteers, painted in blue to reflect the colours found in Marine paintings in Hull's Ferens Art Gallery, participate in US artist, Spencer Tunick's 'Sea of Hull' installation in Kingston upon Hull on July 9, 2016. Over a period of 20 years, the New York based artist has created over 90 art installations in some of the most culturally significant places and landmarks around the world including the Sydney Opera House, Place des Arts in Montreal, Mexico City, Ernest Happel Stadium in Vienna and Munich in Germany.  ( JON SUPER/AFP/Getty Images)
Naked volunteers, painted in blue to reflect the colours found in Marine paintings in Hull's Ferens Art Gallery, participate in US artist, Spencer Tunick's 'Sea of Hull' installation in Kingston upon Hull on July 9, 2016. Over a period of 20 years, the New York based artist has created over 90 art installations in some of the most culturally significant places and landmarks around the world including the Sydney Opera House, Place des Arts in Montreal, Mexico City, Ernest Happel Stadium in Vienna and Munich in Germany.  (JON SUPER/AFP/Getty Images)
A volunteer smokes an electronic cigarette after participating in Spencer Tunick's 'Sea of Hull' installation, in Kingston upon Hull on July 9, 2016. Over a period of 20 years, the New York based artist has created over 90 art installations in some of the most culturally significant places and landmarks around the world including the Sydney Opera House, Place des Arts in Montreal, Mexico City, Ernest Happel Stadium in Vienna and Munich in Germany. ( JON SUPER/AFP/Getty Images)
Naked volunteers, painted in blue to reflect the colours found in Marine paintings in Hull's Ferens Art Gallery, participate in US artist, Spencer Tunick's 'Sea of Hull' installation in Queen's Gardens in Kingston upon Hull on July 9, 2016. Over a period of 20 years, the New York based artist has created over 90 art installations in some of the most culturally significant places and landmarks around the world including the Sydney Opera House, Place des Arts in Montreal, Mexico City, Ernest Happel Stadium in Vienna and Munich in Germany. ( JON SUPER/AFP/Getty Images)
After taking part in Spencer Tunick's 'Sea of Hull' installation, two women cross the road in Kingston upon Hull on July 9, 2016. Over a period of 20 years, the New York based artist has created over 90 art installations in some of the most culturally significant places and landmarks around the world including the Sydney Opera House, Place des Arts in Montreal, Mexico City, Ernest Happel Stadium in Vienna and Munich in Germany.  (JON SUPER/AFP/Getty Images)
Naked volunteers, painted in blue to reflect the colours found in Marine paintings in Hull's Ferens Art Gallery, prepare to participate in US artist, Spencer Tunick's 'Sea of Hull' installation on the Scale Lane swing bridge in Kingston upon Hull on July 9, 2016. Over a period of 20 years, the New York based artist has created over 90 art installations in some of the most culturally significant places and landmarks around the world including the Sydney Opera House, Place des Arts in Montreal, Mexico City, Ernest Happel Stadium in Vienna and Munich in Germany. ( JON SUPER/AFP/Getty Images)
US artist Spencer Tunick, (wearing black) organizes Naked volunteers, painted in blue to reflect the colours found in Marine paintings in Hull's Ferens Art Gallery, as they prepare to participate in US artist, Spencer Tunick's 'Sea of Hull' installation in Kingston upon Hull on July 9, 2016. Over a period of 20 years, the New York based artist has created over 90 art installations in some of the most culturally significant places and landmarks around the world including the Sydney Opera House, Place des Arts in Montreal, Mexico City, Ernest Happel Stadium in Vienna and Munich in Germany.  ( JON SUPER/AFP/Getty Images)
Naked volunteers, painted in blue to reflect the colours found in Marine paintings in Hull's Ferens Art Gallery, prepare to participate in US artist, Spencer Tunick's 'Sea of Hull' installation in Kingston upon Hull on July 9, 2016. Over a period of 20 years, the New York based artist has created over 90 art installations in some of the most culturally significant places and landmarks around the world including the Sydney Opera House, Place des Arts in Montreal, Mexico City, Ernest Happel Stadium in Vienna and Munich in Germany.  (JON SUPER/AFP/Getty Images)
Naked volunteers, painted in blue to reflect the colours found in Marine paintings in Hull's Ferens Art Gallery, participate in US artist, Spencer Tunick's 'Sea of Hull' installation in Queen's Gardens in Kingston upon Hull on July 9, 2016. Over a period of 20 years, the New York based artist has created over 90 art installations in some of the most culturally significant places and landmarks around the world including the Sydney Opera House, Place des Arts in Montreal, Mexico City, Ernest Happel Stadium in Vienna and Munich in Germany. (JON SUPER/AFP/Getty Images)
US artist Spencer Tunick, (front row, wearing black) walks between naked volunteers, painted in blue to reflect the colours found in Marine paintings in Hull's Ferens Art Gallery, as they prepare to participate in US artist, Spencer Tunick's 'Sea of Hull' installation on the Scale Lane swing bridge in Kingston upon Hull on July 9, 2016. Over a period of 20 years, the New York based artist has created over 90 art installations in some of the most culturally significant places and landmarks around the world including the Sydney Opera House, Place des Arts in Montreal, Mexico City, Ernest Happel Stadium in Vienna and Munich in Germany.  (JON SUPER/AFP/Getty Images)
Naked volunteers, painted in blue to reflect the colours found in Marine paintings in Hull's Ferens Art Gallery, prepare to participate in US artist, Spencer Tunick's 'Sea of Hull' installation in Kingston upon Hull on July 9, 2016. Over a period of 20 years, the New York based artist has created over 90 art installations in some of the most culturally significant places and landmarks around the world including the Sydney Opera House, Place des Arts in Montreal, Mexico City, Ernest Happel Stadium in Vienna and Munich in Germany.  ( JON SUPER/AFP/Getty Images)
Naked volunteers, painted in blue to reflect the colours found in Marine paintings in Hull's Ferens Art Gallery, participate in US artist, Spencer Tunick's 'Sea of Hull' installation on the Scale Lane swing bridge in Kingston upon Hull on July 9, 2016. Over a period of 20 years, the New York based artist has created over 90 art installations in some of the most culturally significant places and landmarks around the world including the Sydney Opera House, Place des Arts in Montreal, Mexico City, Ernest Happel Stadium in Vienna and Munich in Germany.  (JON SUPER/AFP/Getty Images)
Naked volunteers, painted in blue to reflect the colours found in Marine paintings in Hull's Ferens Art Gallery, participate in US artist, Spencer Tunick's 'Sea of Hull' installation on the Scale Lane swing bridge in Kingston upon Hull on July 9, 2016. Over a period of 20 years, the New York based artist has created over 90 art installations in some of the most culturally significant places and landmarks around the world including the Sydney Opera House, Place des Arts in Montreal, Mexico City, Ernest Happel Stadium in Vienna and Munich in Germany.  (JON SUPER/AFP/Getty Images)
Naked volunteers, painted in blue to reflect the colours found in Marine paintings in Hull's Ferens Art Gallery, participate in US artist, Spencer Tunick's 'Sea of Hull' installation on the Scale Lane swing bridge in Kingston upon Hull on July 9, 2016. Over a period of 20 years, the New York based artist has created over 90 art installations in some of the most culturally significant places and landmarks around the world including the Sydney Opera House, Place des Arts in Montreal, Mexico City, Ernest Happel Stadium in Vienna and Munich in Germany. (JON SUPER/AFP/Getty Images)
Naked volunteers, painted in blue to reflect the colours found in Marine paintings in Hull's Ferens Art Gallery, are seen participating in US artist, Spencer Tunick's 'Sea of Hull' installation on the Scale Lane swing bridge in Kingston upon Hull on July 9, 2016. Over a period of 20 years, the New York based artist has created over 90 art installations in some of the most culturally significant places and landmarks around the world including the Sydney Opera House, Place des Arts in Montreal, Mexico City, Ernest Happel Stadium in Vienna and Munich in Germany. (JON SUPER/AFP/Getty Images)
Naked volunteers, painted in blue to reflect the colours found in Marine paintings in Hull's Ferens Art Gallery, participate in US artist, Spencer Tunick's 'Sea of Hull' installation in Kingston upon Hull on July 9, 2016. Over a period of 20 years, the New York based artist has created over 90 art installations in some of the most culturally significant places and landmarks around the world including the Sydney Opera House, Place des Arts in Montreal, Mexico City, Ernest Happel Stadium in Vienna and Munich in Germany. (JON SUPER/AFP/Getty Images)
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On July 9, 2016 residents of Hull City in northern England were seeing blue. No this was not a rare medical phenomena, but thousands of people painted blue for artist Spencer Tunick's latest project. Tunick creates human installations all over the world using the nude form.

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For this piece entitled " Sea of Hull", 3,200 people were painted in four different shades of blue. The participants volunteered to raise awareness of the rising sea levels due to climate change— and to become a piece of art themselves.

See the 'Sea of Hull' in action:

Nude and blue for Tunick artwork

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