NYC Artist's Nude Models Must Keep G Strings on Until Dusk, Judge Rules

By Adam Ramirez on October 19, 2011 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

It's not always easy to deal with stubborn clients. Sometimes you have to tell them to follow a judge's orders. Even if they really don't want to. NYC artist Andy Golub's attorney can surely relate.

You see, Mr. Golub has a thing for public nudity. The artist is known for body painting nude women. OK, no biggie, right? Well, Golub insists on creating his works of art in Times Square in broad daylight.

This is a little over the line, at least according to a New York judge. The artist was charged with misdemeanor public lewdness after he painted two of his models in Times Square.

Golub has been ordered to keep G-strings on his models until after dusk. Bras, however, can come off in daylight.

Check out the look on this businessman's face. He could your client, for goodness sake! Wait, is he one of your clients?

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Most NYC onlookers probably have the same dumbstruck expression as this man. I mean, it's just art, after all people.

And New York's state law traditionally protects nudity when it comes to artistic expression. Those who decide to go in the buff aren't subject to charges of public exposure if they are performing in a play, exhibition or show.

So if you consider body-painting art, Golub should be in the clear.

Still, Golub appears to be listening to his attorney and is abiding by the court's order.

But, wait for it, the battle isn't over yet. Golub's attorney plans on taking the case up on appeal to federal court. In the interim, his client will concede and make sure the G-strings stay on.

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