Bodypainting Day 2015 was a spectacular celebration of art! What better way to bring art to life than to paint it on a human body.
We started out the day at Daj Hammerskjold Plaza at noon.
We spent the afternoon painting our models, meeting other artists, and answering questions from spectators. The theme of this year’s event was “What the world needs now…”. It was intentionally vague to give the artists lots of room for expression. My interpretation of the theme is: “What the world needs now is…clean water.”
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After painting, we paraded to the United Nations, boarded double-decker buses, and drove around New York City, sharing our art. We stopped at a few locations for group photos and had an incredible response from people on the street.
For more photos, check out these articles and links:
Bodypainting Day website: http://bodypaintingday.org/
Photos by Leif Atman: https://flic.kr/s/aHskgzmBSD
Photos by Dez Santana: http://www.dezsantana.com/bpd
Gothamist – NSFW Photos: 100 Fully Naked People Get Bodies Painted, Then Head Over To The U.N.- http://gothamist.com/2015/07/
NY Observer – Naked in NY: Why more of us are taking it all off http://observer.com/2015/07/
NY Post – See everyone who ‘hung out’ at national nude bodypainting day http://nypost.com/video/
Mashable – Bodypainting Day used naked people to expose New Yorkers to art http://mashable.com/2015/07/
Newsweek – Get to Know the Naked Models of NYC Bodypainting Day
NY Daily News – Naked models in New York City serve as the canvas for artists on National Bodypainting Day http://www.nydailynews.com/
TimeOut NY – See stunning photos from NYC Bodypainting Day http://www.timeout.com/
Village Voice – BODYPAINTING DAY TRANSFORMS NUDE FORMS INTO ART (NSFW) http://www.villagevoice.com/
The Co-Ed Topless Pulp Fiction Appreciation Society blog – Painted Ladies (And Gentlemen) https://
Der Tagesspiegel (in German): http://video.tagesspiegel.de/