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Andy Golub is a world renowned artist and free speech advocate. His public art performances changed the nudity laws in New York City.  Golub is the founder of Bodypainting Day, which in 3 years has expanded from New York to Amsterdam, Brussels and San Francisco.

Golub's body art is spontaneous and interacts with the models he paints, which comes in all shapes, sizes and genders. Some of his most memorable paintings are with Nicci, a woman living with cerebral palsy and Fredi, a woman who had terminal breast cancer.

Through his art, Golub removes the labels placed on everybody and replaces it with an environment inspired by human connection and the human spirit.





Golub's studio work is called “human canvas” paintings, where large groups of models lay on the ground a form a human canvas, painted and photographed from above.

Golub paints murals, canvases and on almost any object. But painting people has a special place in his heart because, as he explains, "people have a soul." As important to the art itself is the experience that is shared with the model and often the public.

"I make up the art as I go, because the present is as important as any other moment."

"Art could be on anything including the human body. And it should be on display for the world to see."


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Regularly in the news, Golub has transformed from an outlaw to an authority on public art and public nudity.
During the "desnudas" controversy in Times Square, he was interviewed and quoted by New York Magazine, Geraldo Rivera, and many local TV stations and newspapers.
Golub has been featured in Newsweek, appeared on several Huffington Post podcasts, has an upcoming feature article in the UK Times, and has been the subject of David Letterman's Top 10 List.

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 Gothamist  8/28/15


NY Daily News


Journal News

Daily Beast

Village Voice

Art Info


"For me, art is about finding some inner truth and then sharing it."


In 2015 Andy was interviewed for a live audience by Peabody Award winning journalist Elliott Forrest.
Andy makes a great motivational speaker, from discussing the courage of your convictions to the creative process.
For more information, contact Andy here.


Announcing my new book, "Human Canvas Art by Andy Golub"
with 24 full-color pages spanning over 9 years of studio body painting!

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