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Model Marla Mera is body painted by Andy Golub in Times Square on August 19, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Model Marla Mera is body painted by Andy Golub in Times Square on August 19, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – A judge has ruled that public lewdness charges against a New York City artist will be dismissed, but with certain conditions.

Street artist Andy Golub must wait until sundown before he can slather fully nude models in paint, a Manhattan judge said Thursday.

His models can still go topless at any hour that’s legal in New York City.

But they’ll have to keep their G-strings on until dusk and he can’t be rearrested within six months.

City attorney Gabrial Taussig told the New York Post that it’s a question of protecting minors from the nudity.

The artist was charged in July after having two models take off all their clothes.

Golub told the Daily News he planned to seek a court order to allow him to resume daylight nude art.

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