Todd Monaghan, 2009, 80"/58"/1.5", gesso, acrylic and pastel on canvas.
Social Exposure 7 - 8 - 9 was painted during Monaghan's 3rd Social Exposure Nude Painting party in midtown Manhattan, New York City. The painting was created in collaboration with fellow artist Bruce Michell and the various nude party goers at the event. At this point Monaghan was getting better at working with a crowd and brought in Michell to participate. The Nude painting party pieces grew out of an early action art performance art piece that was done at the Jonathan Shorr Gallery on Crosby Street, SOHO, NYC. That event was a tribute to Marcel Duchamp's Nude Descending a staircase and was done in the window of the gallery with various Nude models acting as paint brushes.