The nude hacker scandal has morphed again… this time as art.
The Los Angeles-based artist XVALA will display hacked nude photos of Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence and model Kate Upton in an upcoming art show next month in Saint Petersburg, Florida.
The images will be "life-size and unaltered," according to the Cory Allen Contemporary Art gallery's press release. The leaked celeb photos will be part of the artist's controversial "No Delete" show, which will include the his collection of celebrity images caught in "their most vulnerable and private moments" that he found on Google.
"We share our secrets with technology," XVALA said in a statement. "And when we do, our privacy becomes accessible to others."
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A massive number of celebrities found their photos hacked from their iCloud service this past week, leading to investigations by Apple and the FBI. The revealing photos were then posted on Web message boards anonymously.
This is not the first time XVALA has gotten notice for his use of unauthorized celebrity images for his work.
He first grabbed attention when he appropriated the iconic Britney Spears's shaved head portrait that he displayed in a "17th-century Italian reproduced Tabernacle frame" in 2007. In 2011, he papered the streets of L.A. with the leaked nude photos of actress Scarlett Johansson, with his "Fear Google" stickers covering her privates.
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The artist — who maintains anonymity — deploys guerilla-style tactics and has been compared to the street-artist Banksy. Another art installation turned the trash of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, the late Apple CEO Steve Jobs, and Kim Kardashion into sculptures.
"In today's culture, everybody wants to know everything about everybody. An individual's privacy has become everyone else's business," XVALA said in his statement.
Creepy message received.