The world is about to see a lot more of JLaw and Kate Upton — and they won’t even need the internet to do so. While they both are taking legal action against the online hack, their naked pics will now be displayed to the public in an art show!
There’s no silver lining to this one. Following the hacking scandal seen ’round the world, LA artist XVALA has decided to display the leaked photos of Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton in his “No Delete” art show coming in October. The photos will be on printed on canvas, and will be life-sized and completely unaltered.
Jennifer Lawrence Kate Upton Nude Photos Art Gallery
On Sept. 3, Cory Allen Contemporary Art (CACA) announced in a press release that JLaw and Kate’s pics will be the latest addition to XVALA’s “Fear Google” Campaign. The art show, titled “No Delete” displays the 7-year collection of celebrity pics that XVALA has found on Google “in their most vulnerable and private moments, that were comprised by either hackers or the paparazzi.”
I smell a lawsuit coming here!
This follows the massive celebrity hacking scandal on Aug. 31, that consisted of hundreds of celebrities’ very private photos being leaked onto the web, originally in a thread on 4Chan. Almost immediately after the pics — including some fully nude and very provocative shots of JLaw and Kate, were released, both of their legal teams announced they would be taking action.
“This is a flagrant violation of privacy. The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence,” her rep told HollywodLife.com. Kate’s attorney also spoke out, telling us, “This is obviously an outrageous violation of our client Kate Upton’s privacy. We intend to pursue anyone disseminating or duplicating these illegally obtained images to the fullest extent possible.”
JLaw & Kate In An Art Gallery?
XVALA have been using celebrity images since 2007, starting with the iconic Britney Spears‘ shaved head pics — he displayed it with “a 17th-century Italian reproduced Tabernacle Frame.” Then in 2011, he posted the nude images that leaked of Scarlett Johansson, but covered her private parts with the “Fear Google” campaign. These will be in the show as well.
“We share our secrets with technology,” XVALA said in the release. “And when we do, our privacy becomes accessible to others. In today’s culture, everybody wants to know everything about everybody. An individual’s privacy has become everyone else’s business. It has become cash for cache.”
“XVALA appropriating celebrity compromised images and the overall ‘Fear Google’ campaign has helped strengthen the ongoing debate over privacy in the digital era,” his publicist, Cory Allen 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’.”
The show will open on October 30th at CACA’s The Showroom in the Warehouse Arts Districted in St. Petersburg, FL. Do you think this is a breach of privacy, HollywoodLifers? Let us know.
— Emily Longeretta