Nude model Zoe West busted in Times Square while being painted by artist Andy GolubThe naked city saw a nude model busted in Times Square Tuesday - with nothing on but a few swirls of body paint.
Zoe West, 21, who was being painted by artist Andy Golub, was hauled by cops to a midtown precinct house once she bared her buff body to a shocked matinee crowd at the pedestrian plaza at 44th St. and Broadway.
"It was wild," said the Ulster County actress, who shed an olive onesie and black G-string to be painted in public for 2-1/2 hours. "I walked into the precinct, and there were about six cops standing behind the counter. Everyone went, 'Whoa! What's this?'"
After an hour in unclothed custody, West was released without charges.
Golub, a Rockland County artist who has pulled off similar stunts before around Manhattan and Brooklyn, was not arrested.
"New York State Law prohibits public nudity, except if it's part of a play, performance, exhibition or show," said Ron Kuby, Golub and West's lawyer.
"This particular sergeant who arrested Ms. West didn't get the memo - or simply didn't care."