Los Angeles Artist Will Reprint Life-Sized Leaked Celebrity Nudes As, Uh, Some Sort Of Statement On Privacy
A gallery in Florida announced their plans
to drum up controversy and cash in on a high-profile sex crime for an exhibit by Los Angeles artist XVALA that will feature nudes of Kate Upton and Jennifer Lawrence that leaked over the weekend.
The plan is to print out the leaked, unaltered nudes of Upton and Lawrence on a life-sized canvas. Whether that's legal, we're not sure, but that's the plan as E! Online is reporting it. The nudes will be part of a larger exhibit called "No Delete" that will open on October 30.
Artist XVALA has been amassing a seven-year collection of images found on Google that show celebrities in "their most vulnerable and private moments, that were comprised by either hackers or the paparazzi." The artist previously plastered photos of Scarlett Johansson's leaked nudes on the streets of Los Angeles with strategically placed "Fear Google" logos. The exhibit at Cory Allen Contemporary Art in St. Petersburg, Florida will also include a photo of Britney Spears with a freshly-shaved head.
"We share our secrets with technology," said XVALA, in a statement. "And when we do, our privacy becomes accessible to others."
Cory Allen said in a statement that XVALA's "Fear Google" campaign has "helped strengthen the ongoing debate over privacy in the digital era." He added, "The commentary behind this show is a reflection of who we are today. We all become 'users' and in the end, we become 'used.'"