James Franco Naked: Actor Strips Down, Painted Gold On 'Iconoclasts' (EXCLUSIVE PHOTO)

Why Is James Franco In Gold Paint -- And Not Much Else?

"Iconoclasts" (Season 6 premieres Tues., Oct. 9, 8 p.m. ET on Sundance Channel) pairs creative visionaries from every field and captures their takes on artistic influences and the creative process.

HuffPost TV has an exclusive first look at the Season 6 premiere episode, featuring actor/musician/professor/author/filmmaker/HuffPost blogger James Franco and performance artist Marina Abramovic.

In Franco's latest artistic experiment, he undergoes the "Abramovic Technique," with the artist covering Franco's naked body in gold leaves, transforming him into a living sculpture reminiscent of a deity.

Take a look at this exclusive photo:
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And here's more on what to expect from this season of "Iconoclasts" from Sundance Channel:

The new season of "Iconoclasts" features a lineup of visionaries in the fields of entertainment, music, fashion and the arts including: Emmy Award-winning writer, producer, director and screenwriter Judd Apatow and filmmaker, actress and comedian Lena Dunham of "Girls"; Academy Award-nominated actor James Franco and Serbian performance artist Marina Abramovic; Emmy Award-winning producer, screenwriter and comedian Seth MacFarlane and multi Grammy Award-winning musician Norah Jones; world renowned model and philanthropist Christy Turlington Burns and fashion designer and philanthropist Tory Burch; chef turned food activist Jamie Oliver and his mentor, world renowned menswear designer Paul Smith.

Tell us: Are you excited for more "Iconoclasts"? And to see James Franco leafed in gold?

See Franco in action when "Iconoclasts" Season 6 premieres on Tues., Oct. 9 at 8 p.m. ET on Sundance Channel.

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