reporter/photographer: Miguel Dominguez
On September 11th, as I got to the heart of the district at the corner of 11th Avenue and 23rd street, I bumped into notorious (and to some, infamous) bodypainting artist Andy Golub, with some of his models in the midst of creating some much needed street art in an area where all of it is kept indoors. It was a much appreciated welcome to a very busy night of gallery reporting.
People know Andy Golub for his live bodypainting in the streets of New York City. In the summer of 2011, police arrested him along with several of his models. But with the help of lawyer Ron Kuby and the NYCLU, the city has finally acknowledged that public nudity is legal if it's part of an artistic expression.