You may recall that last week an artist announced he would be using the hacked naked photos of Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton in an upcoming art exhibit in Los Angeles. In news that surprises no one, people are kind of upset about that. So now he is on the defensive.
Despite plenty of outrage from the public, Cory Allen Contemporary Art and artist XVALA are proceeding with their upcoming art show, “No Delete,” which will feature provocative images of the A-list stars.
“The artist sees these images as art,” Cory Allen explained to E! News. “[They are] a representation of someone or something that has a different meaning for everyone. Transforming those images to canvas presents them in a different light. It makes them real.”
“Our goal was not to do anything illegal. It was for XVALA to create art; to follow through with his vision for this project and for me to promote it,” Allen explained to E! News. “We have not been contacted by anyone.”
Do you really need to be contacted? The photos were STOLEN!
Allen went on to say that they hope that the project will help find better ways to protect an individual’s information and “gain back our privacy.”
Riiiight. By displaying photos that were ILLEGALLY TAKEN from people, photos that they DON’T WANT PEOPLE TO SEE and have said so very publicly, the gallery is going to be helping us as a society to “gain back our privacy?”
Kate Upton image by Helga Esteb/Shutterstock