(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.
Andy Golub’s info booth
Co-sponsored by Young Naturists America. All Bodies Are Good Bodies. #NYBPD
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:
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:
An artist AND model paints another model!
Paints and tools of the day.
Artist Danny Setiawan
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