200 Naked People in Times Square! You heard that right...
Body Notes takes place on Friday, June 9th (rain date 6/10) in Times Square. Over 200 nude models will be painted for 3 hours in full public view followed by a photo shoot on the bleachers. Each person will have a short phrase of their choosing painted on their front and back. The purpose of the event is to create a powerful environment of expression and acceptance.
Times Square is the backdrop of so many of Andy's body paintings throughout the years. It is only fitting that the launch of Human Connection Arts take place here. Thank you to the Times Square Alliance for helping make this possible. Celebrate with us later in the evening at our first Body Notes Bash!
Photo Shoot: 3-4pm
The official theme of Body Notes is Human Connection. But more than anything we want you to share your words of wisdom with the world.
To get painted there is a $50 fee, which helps us cover our costs, including snacks, drinks and paint supplies, signage, etc. And all participants receive a $25 discount to attend the Body Notes Bash! We are looking for volunteer help including artists to help sketch out the art.
We've reserved a block of rooms at a great price at a cool nearby hotel--YOTEL at 570 10th Ave (42nd St), NYC 10036
The Body Notes Bash! will be taking place at The Green Room 42, also at YOTEL.
Rooms starting at $199. This rate is available through May 15th.
Make your reservation now.
-Each model will have a rectangular box painted on their chest and back.
-Each model selects 2 colors from a 4-color palette to paint inside and outside of the boxes.
-Then their phrase is painted inside of the boxes (10 words or less).
-A small staff of artists will sketch out the lines and letters.
-Models will paint themselves (and each other) filling in colors and lines.
-The more you are good with your hands, the more you can help paint!
When I visited the sticky note wall (aka Subway Therapy), at the Union Square subway station, I was amazed and blown away. Tens of thousands of various expressions were viewed by hundreds of thousands people every day. It was inspiring, and it made me proud to be a New Yorker. I am also proud to announce that Matthew “Levee” Chavez, the artist who created Subway Therapy will be joining us as a guest artist!