NYC-based artist and body painter Andy Golub will be bodypainting over 100 nude models in NYC’s Times Square on June 15th as part of an event called the Protest Against Divisiveness. Each model will be painted with their own message promoting unity and will then lead the assembled crowd down Broadway to join a song circle led by American Roots artist, Guy Davis, at the Flatiron Building. Other notable guests include civil rights attorney Ronald Kuby.
Tonight we talk to Andy... the how, why and nakedness of this huge event and the statement it will be making.
Golub has been organizing large scale body painting events around the world, including NYC Bodypainting Day, since 2014. Each year has a different purpose and theme, but all are transient expressions of living art. The event is put on by the Human Connection Arts, Andy's non-profit organization that spreads artistic freedom and builds communities of individuals. Its mission is to share who we are as human beings, to build a community accepting of ourselves and each other. Body Painting is the vehicle we use to strip away the labels that prevent us from connection, accepting and loving each other.