BY THE VILLAGE SUN | Fifteen brave human canvases endured near-record temperatures Sunday as they were transformed into a colorful “celebration of life.”
The mercury hit 95 degrees — just 2 shy of the record for New York City — as they gathered, in the flesh, in the plaza at the north end of Union Square Park.
Paint was applied liberally as countless bottles of water were downed thirstily.
It was the Ninth Annual Bodypainting Day, led by Andy Golub, the founder of Human Connections Art.
The artists hailed from around the world. The models were all shapes and sizes.
After each and every single bit of them was painted, the models, along with the artists and members of the viewing public, created a “Circle of Hope,” inside which the painted participants danced.