100 Nude Models Become Works of Art in New York

People bare all for the third annual NYC Bodypainting Day
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 9, 2016 4:35 PM CDT
Charles Darius poses nude after getting his body painted at the third annual NYC Bodypainting Day on Saturday.   (Dino Hazell)
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(Newser) – About 100 naked people gathered in New York City on Saturday to paint the town red—and blue, green, orange, magenta, and neon yellow. Dozens of artists used the naked bodies as canvases for the third annual NYC Bodypainting Day, which celebrates freedom of artistic expression and body acceptance, the AP reports. The volunteer models doffed their duds in Manhattan for a few hours of painting. They planned to board double-decker buses to take their art show throughout the city. Onlookers shared words of encouragement while snapping photos and shooting videos on their cellphones. Artist Andy Golub created NYC Bodypainting Day as a way to promote human connection through art. (Read more nudity stories.)

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