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23/07/2012 10:09 BST | Updated 23/07/2012 10:13 BST

Naked Spencer Tunick Munich Installation Recreates Wagner's Der Ring Des Nibelungen (PICTURES)

More than 1,000 naked men and women have taken part in a Spencer Tunick exhibition to mark the start of the 2012 Munich Opera Festival.

Painted red and gold, the nude masses recreated scenes from Richard Wagner’s opera Der Ring des Nibelungen, as commissioned by the Bavarian State Opera.

Red and gold: 1,000 men and women recreated scenes from Richard Wagner’s opera Der Ring des Nibelungen

Tunick is known for nude installations, including a controversial shoot of 1,000 naked Israelis on the banks of the Dead Sea and 5,200 people on the steps of Sydney’s Opera House.

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