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200 Nude Models to Descend on Times Square

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    200 Nude Models to Descend on Times Square
    A woman is made up during the third annual NYC Bodypainting Day. The artist behind the event, Andy Golub, is planning an event to paint 200 nude models in Times Square next month.

    Nude and semi-nude people in Times Square, no big deal. 

    Two hundred nude people in Times Square ... that's a little less ordinary.

    A non-profit called Human Connection Arts said Tuesday it plans a "public art project" called Body Notes on June 9. The event would gather hundreds of fully nude male and female models and let each of them be "painted with a personal message of his or her choosing," the group said in a statement.

    Andy Golub, the artist behind the project, is also the founder of NYC Bodypainting Day. In 2011, he and one of his models were arrested during a bodypainting project in Times Square; the city was ultimately forced to pay the model a settlement and Golub was allowed to continue his work

    Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images

    As for the backers, an outfit calling itself the Outdoor Co-Ed Topless Pulp Fiction Appreciation Society said it is co-sponsoring the event. The group stages topless group readings at parks, mostly recently in Central Park earlier this month. 

    A spokeswoman for the society said they had obtained all the necessary permits to hold the event, which will be held on Broadway between 43rd and 44th Streets.