Exhibition featuring Jennifer Lawrence's leaked nude images cancelled
Artist XVALA, who was going to display the hijacked images printed onto life-sized canvases in an exhibition called 'No Delete', said that several "persuasive" online petition changed his mind.hollywood Updated: Sep 11, 2014 15:13 IST
A Los Angeles-based artist has cancelled his art exhibition featuring Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities' recently leaked nude photos.
Artist XVALA, who was going to display the hijacked images printed onto life-sized canvases in an exhibition called 'No Delete', said that several "persuasive" online petition changed his mind, the Mirror reported.
XVALA added that it was more of "stolen property" than "hacked" images as "powerfully persuasive people" were identifying with Lawrence's and Kate Upton's victimisation, much more than he had anticipated.
According to XVALA, the upcoming event's concept was always about "self-examination" and the need to know and cross the lines of other individuals' privacy in the current culture.
The petition signed by concerned public urging the artist to cancel the event focused on the issue of the exploitation of women; specifically the two celebrities.
The exhibition was due to take place at the Cory Allen Contemporary Art gallery in St Petersburg, Florida, on October 30, 2014.
Nude photos of more than 100 well-known celebrities including Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Selena Gomez, Kirsten Dunst among others, were leaked online in one of the biggest celebrity hacking scandals in recent memory.
The pictures, which first appeared on an image-sharing site show most of the celebrities nude or in provocative poses.
First Published: Sep 11, 2014 15:04 IST