Where We Were: Living Art Gallery

Brooklyn Jazz Cafe welcomed world-renowned body painters to Dallas and transformed the human body into a vibrant work of art.

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Artist Michael Rosner painted a portrait on his human canvas that stood out from the rest. Rosner chose to ditch the whole musically-driven theme of the night and stick to his trademark of layering textured colors in a seemingly translucent hue.
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Russian-born artist Natasha Kudashkina spent seven hours on her canvas to create the man with two faces, but never predicted what the final outcome would look like, "when I paint I don't really plan."
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Current world champion body painting brothers Nick and Brian Wolfe, were the masterminds behind this devilish creation. Seen on model Brooke.
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Dallas artist Jeff Thornton was the man behind the jazz hands, splashing some color on this model.
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Athena, body painter extraordinaire let the paino keys flow on her model Andrew.
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Not only was the artist inspired by pianos, but even the legendary KISS made an appearance in the southside of Dallas. Since they originated in Brooklyn, it was only fitting.
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"The Starchild" rocker graced the leg of model Andrew.
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KISS frontman "The Demon," with his tongue out and all - painted on the back of model Andrew.
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Artist Scott Fray painted a leafy green dream on model Ana Liza.
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Artist Natalie found the space to paint some promotional words for the evening on model Kady.
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Another nature-inspired stray from the jazz tone of the evening.
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This portrait has a vivid comparison to the looks seen at Mardi Gras.
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A close up of the intricate details.
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This model was also used to promote a certain drinking beverage - we can't quite make it out. (JK)
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Another view of Natasha Kudashkina's bold approach to music.
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A close up of the woman behind, or actually on the waist of the man.
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It all started with a boombox in Brooklyn...
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A candid snapshot of the living artwork.
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The lighting set the creative mood.
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Nick Wolfe's inspiration behind his devish art goes back to the legend of Robert Johnson, who was rumored to have sold his soul to the devil at the crossroads in order to be the best guitar player.
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Current world body painting champions, Nick (left) and Brian (right) Wolfe, known for their work in special effects both on TV and film. They currently teach the art of body painting and pretty much know how to make things look cool.
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The pulsing sounds of music and vivid colors of art.
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And all that jazz!
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And finally, what would rhythm and blues be without a guitar?
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