Must See: Classical Nudes at the Leslie-Lohman Museum!

Classical Nudes and the Making of Queer History
October 17, 2014 – January 4, 2015

Curated by Jonathan David Katz, this show is a stunner. Opening tonight the exhibit includes works by Michelangelo, Paul Cadmus, Romaine Brooks, Tee Corinne, Robert Mapplethorpe and so many others.

For more info:

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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

David Letterman video on legality of naked bodypainting:

Young Naturists America

About July 26 Event:

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 (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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