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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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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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08.30.11 Bucky Turco

As we reported earlier, artist Andy Golub returned to Times Square this afternoon since the NYPD buzz killed his last public exhibition, and proceeded to paint another model. […]

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