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Hang out with naked models at a "Nude Thrift Shop" this Saturday

Will Gleason
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Will Gleason

Bushwick thrift shop Second Time Around is hosting an event this weekend that has nothing at all to do with clothes.

"Nude Thrift Shop" is a living art installation that will take place in the store this Saturday. Organized by artist Michael Alan, the event will feature "naked and silly" performers that Alan will paint until the after-hours store transforms into a "naked oozing painted weirdo shop." So... maybe think twice about wearing a new outfit.

Meanwhile, the backyard will feature a naked dance party, a kiddie pool, a live mural painting and on-site tattoos by Sins & Needles' Val Yoma. There will also be live music by Tim Love Lee, Shaz Ill York and Alan himself, who first started mounting living installations like this 13 years ago.

"The Living Installation/Drawathon has created a long-lasting artistic community where many individuals have formed lasting connections in an environment of communal creativity and shared inspiration and experience," writes Alan on the event's ticket page. "This event encapsulates all elements of the artistic experience and causes them to unfold in an extended moment, concentrating and expanding time. Prepare to enter a mesmerizing and soul-expanding mindscape that is the unique New York City event."

You can see photos from a previous "living installation" event below as well as drawings by Alan, who's work is currently being featured in the Tanja Grunert gallery in Chelsea.

Tickets for Saturday night's installation are available here.

Photograph: Courtesy HB Photo

Photograph: Courtesy Matthew Eller

Photograph: Courtesy Worm Carnivale

Image: Courtesy Michael Alan/

Image: Courtesy Michael Alan/



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