Nude Art LA: The Power and Beauty of the Human Form Explored

Nude Art LA Photos by Billy Bennight for The Los Angeles Beat

Next Friday, March 29th, and Saturday, March 30th, don’t miss the expansively curated Nude Art LA for an unforgettable experience. The pop-up will be housed in the 16,000 square foot (air-conditioned) 11th floor of Cooper Design Space. There will be exciting new features, like a “nude fashion show” exhibiting body painting and the use of sheer designs to highlight the body and guide the eye as well as nude yoga, aerial, burlesque, and improv comedy performances spread over the 2-day event.

The massive popularity of Nude Art LA was evident last September when the power of the human form was explored at Art Share LA in DTLA for one explosive night of art and performance. You can refer to my LA Beat write up of last year’s event: “Nude Art LA: Exploring the Nude!” for an overview of that evening, which included interactive experiences of live semi-nude sketching and paintings on both canvas and the body. This season’s event will carry on with similar themes to further illuminate, expand and celebrate the beauty of the human form.

This season nearly 200 international artists will be represented, compared to 65  participants in the event last fall. Previous artists like Michelle L’Amour (Burlesque), Laura Desiree (Naked News) and Bangs the Clown (clown burlesque) will be returning. JP and Conci (Live Naked Comedy), Sara Chau (Sultry Affair), Synithia McGowan (Amazsyn), Brit Harrison (wearable art) and Everlyn Rodriguez (Santa Barbara Flowers) and Rio Sirah (body painting) are new additions, along with notable artist Carolyn Schlam, whose work has been exhibited in the Smithsonian, Susie Cortez who has had work in the National Gallery, and Melin Tutun, who had a piece in the Louvre).

You are invited to a VIP reception on Friday the 29th from 8 PM – 11 PM with a gift bag, cash bar and light bites ($35), while on Saturday the 30th there will be two separate events. Saturday will feature a special private nudist-only show from 5 PM to 7 PM to enjoy in the natural [It looks like you are going to have to network like crazy on Friday if you hope to secure an invitation -Ed.], which will then open to the general public from 7:30 PM to 11 pm ($25).

There is a 2-night option for those who are inclined to catch all the performances and see the art in greater depth for a ticket price of only $50. Expect expansive displays and installations of world-class, thoughtfully curated fine art embracing sculptures, photographs, and paintings with exciting live and interactive performances to stimulate and entertain throughout both evenings.

For more information on daily events and programming, her is the Nude Art LA link, and for ticket information click here. 18 and over. Cocktail attire is requested. Sheer attire and body paint are welcome, with only topless nudity allowed. Be respectful of the artists.

Don’t miss this expansively curated nude art experience at the Cooper Building in DTLA next Friday, March 29th and Saturday, March 30th. Make it a night to remember!

Photos from last year’s event by Billy Bennight II:

Billy Bennight

About Billy Bennight

Billy Bennight is a writer, photographer and wardrobe stylist with expertise and years of experience in these disciplines. His musical youth started as a Punk Rocker and has expanded into exploring many genres of music, with an keen interest in art, fashion, photography and writing. He shoots celebrity events and red carpets for The Photo Access and ZUMA Press. He is a member of the Los Angeles Art Association. His images have been published in The Los Angeles Times, People Magazine, Wall Street Journal and Vanity Fair. He's very engaged in life. You can follow him on his Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/billybennightartist and on Instagram and Twitter @billybennight
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