"Art shouldn't be limited to canvases alone or hidden away in indoor spaces."
Andy Golub is one of the premiere body paint artists in the world. He is considered the first “street art” body painter due to his performances in the public streets of New York City.
Golub has taken on the New York Police Department, and changed the way that public nudity laws are enforced in New York City. Despite his arrest in 2011, he continues to this day to paint nude models in the public streets.
In 2014, Golub created Bodypainting Day, which in it's 2nd year featured 70 artists and 100 models getting painted in the streets of New York and had it’s European debut in the city of Amsterdam.
But body painting is just part of what Golub does. He has painted many murals, objects such as cars, and his painted canvases have exhibited throughout the world.
Golub is an activist as well as an artist. He is dedicated to free speech and is extremely articulate about the creative process and the politics of public art.
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"I make up the art as I go, because the present is as important as any other moment."
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.
"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.