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Andy Golub's NYC Bodypainting Day

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The saying art is autobiographical takes on a whole new meaning when your canvas is a fully nude human body, as it is for artist Andy Golub.

Andy along with 30 other artists and 45 Technicolor models paraded around several Manhattan hotspots over the weekend for NYC Bodypainting Day. Believe or not, this is completely legal in New York City. But it hasn't always been.

Andy says that he was painting bodies in Times Square in 2011. After a legal battle of several years, the NYPD acknowledged that nude body painting in public is legal if it is part of an art project.

It can take up to four hours or as little as 45 minutes for Andy to complete his works of art. Still, to many this might just seem like another extension of our vast and often bizarre cultural offerings but Andy paints for more than just shock value.

 

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