(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.
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:
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:
Even Korean TV was there.
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.
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!
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