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Nude Body Painting Day
July 18, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday, July 18, 2015
12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
NYC Parks Dept announces Bodypainting Day, featuring 100 fully nude models painted by 75 artists in Dag Hammarskjold Plaza. The theme of Bodypainting Day is “What the World Needs Now…” and at 4:00 p.m. all artists and models will march to the UN.
The purpose of the event is to promote free artistic expression, human connection through art and body acceptance. The models are every day people of various ages, sizes and genders, including a trans-gender model, plus-size models, and cancer survivors. Select volunteers from the public can sign up to get painted as well.
Disclaimer: Our organization was not consulted about this event prior to NYC Parks & Recreation issuing the permit. While we cannot dictate use of public park space, we are concerned that the pigments may discolor pavement, requiring pressure washing and stain removal–and that nude bodies on exhibit may be offensive to people with children or to those of certain religeous backgrounds.