The African-American "Naked Cowboy" shown above busking in Times Square is one of the franchisees of Robert John Burck, the original Naked Cowboy. Robert John Burck from Cincinnati, Ohio is an American busker whose patch is in Times Square. He wears only cowboy boots, a hat, and underwear, with a guitar strategically placed to give the illusion of nudity. He has become a fixture in Times Square and has made numerous media appearances. Burck owns the trademark to his Naked Cowboy character and operates it as a franchise.