It was a chilly winter day in February of 2010 when over 300 revelers participated in the first ever Naked Painting Party extravaganza in the LES of New York City. Founder Sally Golan of Social Exposure Media had no idea she had created a monster. Five more installations of the messy, wild and hugely popular event were produced garnering press from The New York Times to radio outlets such as 2uE station in Sydney Australia. With requests to re create the concept in other cities across the states and globally, it was hard to ignore the fact that The Naked Painting Party’s success was over shadowing everything else. So Social Exposure Media decided to stop.
“Not a day goes by when some one doesn’t ask me about the next Naked Painting Party”, states Sally. “ What happened to it? Why are you not doing it any more? Why did you stop? I would simply respond with the fact that Social Exposure wanted to out do itself with bigger and better ideas”. In which they did! In the last year, Social Exposure has produced over 15 events from the Guilty Pleasure Party at the Museum of Sex to the Surreal Jungle Pool Parties and are also slated to produce an installation at Miami Art Basel 2012. But the plea could not be ignored. The Naked Painting Parties have become a New York staple, a tradition and best of all, a club for all artists and expressionists alike. So if they are going to revive the monster hit, it’s going to be bigger and better indeed.
Social Exposure Media presents The Black Light Naked Painting Party: A glow in the dark experience, September 27th 2012 at the Gallery Bar co hosted by Young Naturists America. Featuring specialized UV body painters, electrifying cocktails sponsored by Bong Spirits Vodka (a cool new vodka that comes in a bottle shaped like a – you guessed it-‐ bong), energy provided by the unique brand HARD energy mixers and an expected crowd of over 400 guests! The BLNPP presents UV body artists Jodi Walken, Char LaLa, LiquidMatter NYC and surreal artists and NPP veteran: Todd Mognahan.
To answer the popular question: “Do people really get naked”? – YES! People really get naked. Everyone is encouraged to participate in a free for all where one paints the other. This is not a voyeur type event. This is all about interaction, breaking boundaries and challenging ones self to take massive risks as a collective. Paint gets everywhere…and we mean everywhere! This is the only event in the world where the guests are treated as the art installation as opposed to hanging back and witnessing something.
Bong Vodka teams up with Social Exposure to host a social media contest calling all artists to submit their black light inspired art works for a chance to be featured on the Bong Spirits Bottle! “Bong is so much more then a top tier vodka, it’s an art collective. Our bottles are unique creations by local artists that submit themselves and we change the works every few months to feature new artists”. Explains Jonathan Antonucci of Bong Spirits Vodka.
To enter, you must follow @ExposingNYC on twitter or LIKE http://www.facebook.com/SocialExposureMedia on FB and submit photos of your works on twitter or on FB. A winner will be announced after the event. #PaintNaked. Rules and event guidelines are sent upon RSVP.