I would love to be painted! Wonderful for body acceptance in all its forms!
Last Saturday, something incredible happened: blue humanoids with additional faces in unexpected places took over the streets of Midtown Manhattan! No, it’s not a plot of a sci-fi thriller. In fact, the humanoids were greeted by New York denizens and visitors with joy and excitement!
It was New York Body Painting Day, a project by the artist Andy Golub in collaboration with Young Naturists America. I participated in a similar body art event at Times square a year ago, but New York Body Painting Day must have been the biggest so far, with 3o artists and 40 models!
Besides bringing art to the people in the most interactive way imaginable, New York Body Painting Day had a clear message on body acceptance.
We started at Columbus Circle by the corner of Central Park. After the artists spilled their creativity over the models with flying colors,
some of the…
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