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Today, Street Artist Andy Golub Paints Naked Bodies in Times Square (Again)

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Though street artist Andy Golub was arrested just earlier this month for pulling off a similar stunt, he is planning to once again paint nude models in public places. The artist daubs his subjects with paint straight on to bare skin, asking his “topless muses to don only their g-strings and a smile,” then sets them loose among an unsuspecting crowd.

Set to take place today (Tuesday, August 30) from 2 to 5 p.m. at 44th Street and Broadway, the project is a test of Golub’s “right of freedom of expression.” In his prior outing (he has painted in Times Square over two dozen times), Golub was charged with public lewdness. His attorney, constitutional lawyer Ronald Kuby, believes that Andy will prevail.

So if you’d like to see Times Square get even more lewd than it normally is, be sure to check it out this afternoon. Or if you can’t be bothered to leave your desk, here’s some footage of the man at work, below:


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  1. You know, this is so old. Growing up in Braiil in the 70’s and 80’s all we did is paint bodies for carnival. If want to see body painting go to carnival in Brazil, at list there are beautiful bodies to show it. I don’t get the news, but this is America.

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