Lifestyle

Nudity as art

Friday-Sunday at the Crowne Plaza, nearly 80 models in various states of undress (i.e., there'll be a lot of the very things Mardi Gras beads tend to expose) will prance around showcasing the paint-on-skin handiwork of an international cast of artists competing for $25,000 in cash and prizes, making the winner a regular Goldfinger -- minus the whole "murdering the model/later being parodied in a performance that killed Mike Myers' career" thing.