Andy Golub’s NYC Body Painting Day, July 26, 2014

(Note: photographs include artistic nudity).

I witnessed an amazing event yesterday; the New York City Bodypainting Day organized by body painter extraordinaire Andy Golub. Although Andy has done body painting many times all over the city (check out his twitter feed), I understand that it was the first event at this large a scale. The event was held at the southwest corner of Central Park at the intersection of West 59th Street and Central Park West at Columbus Circle.

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Andy Golub’s info booth

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Co-sponsored by Young Naturists America. All Bodies Are Good Bodies. #NYBPD

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Andy Golub at work

Young Naturists America provided the models and co-organized the event. There appeared to be 30 or so body artists painting about 40 models plus at least that many photographers! There was a wide range of ages, ethnicities and body types. Female models seemed to outnumber the male models, but not by a substantial margin. Most models were fully naked wearing only some footwear. General photos of the event:

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Many tourists and New Yorkers alike stopped by to watch. Everyone seemed fascinated; I didn’t hear any negative comments. Artists at work and some of the models posing:

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An artist AND model paints another model!

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Paints and tools of the day.

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Artist Danny Setiawan

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Even Korean TV was there.

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A potentially tense moment: NYC Parks Enforcement officers stopped by. All the paperwork seemed to be in order; they “just wanted to read it,” according to the officers.

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I couldn’t stick around for the march down Broadway and the photo shoot in Times Square, but I’m sure it was fantastic.

As a fledgling nudist and fine art painter, I look forward to participating myself in the future!

Additional links:

Andy Golub http://www.andygolub.com

David Letterman video on legality of naked bodypainting: http://www.andygolub.com/index.php/videos/new-york-city-bodypainting-day

Young Naturists America http://youngnaturistsamerica.com

About July 26 Event: http://youngnaturistsamerica.com/event/andy-golub-ny-body-painting-weekend/

Twitter hashtag: #NYBPD

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Eryk, getting back to work (me)

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This was one of my first baby-steps back to painting since my successful “Shungaboy, the DC Paintings“ (must be logged in to FB) exhibit at the Vitruvian Gallery in Washington DC last October/November. Fellow artist and friend Rob Clarke aptly diagnosed my … Continue reading

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Tongue in Cheek by JC Etheredge

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My good friend, artist JC Etheredge has a new book of his drawings, Tongue in Cheek published by Bruno Gmunder! The book-signing event was held on February 22, 2013 at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay & Lesbian Art, including an … Continue reading

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Model William Flynn

William Flynn is a strong, fit, athletic, handsome man. I recently had a private drawing session to explore strength, speed and motion of the male body as part of a series of paintings I am doing. The poses and drawings were 30 seconds to 2-3 minutes depending on difficulty; we repeated a few so I could work a bit more. Below are some snapshots of the marker and acrylic paint sketches from the session.

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Art of Men: JC Etheredge

In my last post showing the works of the various artists in the Art of Men by Men show, I wasn’t able to include the super-talented, super-hero-artist JC Etheredge because my photo was out of focus. So here you go! And here is his website http://anti-heroes.net (Photos starting with views of the infamous black stairs leading down into the basement lair!).

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Art of Men 17 Artists

Art of Men by Men, October 19-21, 2012 Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay & Lesbian Art, Prince Street Annex. Here are photos of the walls of my fellow artists (we each got about 5 feet of wall):
Sorry JC, my pic of your wall was out of focus… Rob Clarke, JC Etheredge, Anthony Gonzales, Lawrence Graham-Brown, Kim Hanson, Tai Lin, Marcelo Maia, Tom Muscatello, Chuck Nitzberg, Aldo Putignano, Carmine Santaniello, Shungaboy, Gary Speziale, Stanley Stellar, Adam Tharpe, George Towne, Todd Yeager.

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Art of Men by Men opening Oct 19, 2012

Here are some photos from the hot and steamy opening (both the art and the temperature) last night. It was a very festive crowd with beautiful work being sold at obscenely low prices. The show and sale continues Saturday and Sunday (Oct 20-21) from 12-7 both days. 127-B Prince Street (near corner of Wooster St) in Soho, NYC.

Facebook Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/103255449833060/

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