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08.01.13 Aymann Ismail

Yesterday, we showed you a few photos of someone painting nude models on 53rd Street and Broadway. Here is the video. (Video: Aymann Ismail/ANIMALNewYork) […]

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07.31.13 Bucky Turco

An artist who realizes that he can get press every time he paints a naked person is currently out painting naked people (with the help of assistants). Here’s some photos live from the scene at 53rd Street and Broadway of male and female models who have agreed to bare it all for the sake of […]

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09.06.12 Marina Galperina

Model Zoe West has just settled her case with the city for $15,000 after she was illegally arrested following her performance in Times Square, where her body was painted by local artist Andy Golub. ANIMAL caught up with the feisty gal to talk about the experience, now that this — the public arrest, the waiting naked […]

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09.04.12 Andy Cush

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Model appears nude in Times Square as part of a public body-painting exhibition. Cops arrest model on vaguely-defined charges, then let her go almost immediately upon realizing they had no right to detain her. Model tells ANIMAL the appearance was “completely worth it,” then sues the city […]

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06.19.12 Marina Galperina

Zoe West, the actress who was arrested last August for participating in artist Andy Golub’s Times Square spectacle is suing the city for infringing on her civil rights. According to the New York State law, public nudity is not lewd if it’s part of a play, performance, exhibition or show. According to her lawyer, she should never have been arrested. […]

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10.14.11 Marina Galperina

NYC artist Andy Golub who’s been painting naked ladies in Times Square (and getting them overzealously arrested) will have the public exposure and lewdness charges against him dropped, providing he keeps his models’ g-strings on in the daytime. It’s “a compromise.” Boo! […]

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09.16.11 Bucky Turco

Because sometimes photos alone don’t really do a story justice, here’s some (slightly NSFW) video we shot of artist Andy Golub promoting himself free speech. As reported, this event was different than all the previous ones in that no one was arrested. […]

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09.15.11 Marina Galperina

Tireless First Amendment crusader and NYPD irritant Andy Golub took to his old tricks once again in Times Square last night, painting up three completely nude women with his signature gradients and swirls in front of a gawking crowd. The cops were on the scene, but unlike last time, no hasty arrests were made. […]

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09.02.11 Marina Galperina

ANIMAL caught up with Zoe West, the unrepentant 21-year-old actress who went fully nude in Times Square and was painted by local artist Andy Golub. She was hauled off by the cops, despite doing nothing illegal. The freedom of expression fighter talks about her interaction with “macho” cops during her wrongful arrest below. […]

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08.31.11 Marina Galperina

Turns out the cops were not fans of Andy Golub painting on naked models in the middle of Times Square yesterday. Zoe West, 21, dropped dropped the g-string after all. Gasp! The model was arrested, clad only in neon body paint. Apparently, the cops weren’t informed that according to the New York State law, public […]

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