Body art and topless model draw crowd in NYC

August 20, 2011 - 12:10 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Times Square used to be known for its seedy peep shows.

There was skin on display again Friday, but this time in the name of art.

Painter Andy Golub caused a stir when he had a 23-year-old model undress and began slathering paint on her body.

It is legal for women to go topless in the city, but the New York Port reports (http://nyp.st/ptwuy2) that police stepped in and asked Golub to do something about the large crowd.

The woman put on a sports bra, and Golub kept painting.

It was his second try at putting on the performance. He was charged with public lewdness in July after having two models take off all their clothes. He avoided trouble this time by having model Marla Mera wear a G-string.

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Information from: New York Post, http://www.nypost.com