As if Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton haven't suffered enough, now an art-weasel called XVALA is planning to exhibit their private nude images as part of his No Delete show at the Cory Allen Contemporary Art (CACA) gallery in LA.
"We share our secrets with technology," XVALA said in a press release for the show. "And when we do, our privacy becomes accessible to others."
Lawrence and Upton's images will be printed unaltered and life-sized on canvas.
"In today’s culture, everybody wants to know everything about everybody," XVALA added. "An individual’s privacy has become everyone else’s business. It has become cash for cache.”
As for why XVALA thought it was a good idea to exhibit illegally obtained and private data, we'll let publicist Cory Allen explain: "The commentary behind this show is a reflection of who we are today. We all become ‘users' and in the end, we become 'used'." Guess that clears things up.
XVALA, a self-described tech obsessive, made his name with appropriating the celebrity image; in 2007, he displayed a paparazzi photograph of Britney Spears with a shaved head in a reproduction of an early 17th-century Italian frame gilded with white gold.
After hacker Christopher Chaney leaked Scarlett Johansson's nude images, XVALA plastered the prints all over LA with his signature "Fear Google" logo covering her intimate areas. Both these pieces will be included in the show. Basically, it seems all he does is download images of people who wouldn't want to be exposed and exposes them with the disclaimer "yeah, 'cause like, internet and stuff".
Also included in the exhibition are sculptures made from celebrities' trash, including the esteemed rubbish of Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs and Kim Kardashian.
The FBI are currently hunting for the perpetrators responsible for leaking the images on 4chan. Apple has distanced itself from reports that the private data was obtained through an iCloud security breach, saying that the hackers likely used phishing techniques to gain access.
The leaks have been the subject of widespread debate on internet privacy and online sexism, with Lena Dunham imploring people not to look at the photos to stop further violating the women hurt by the crime. We're sure Dunham would have some pretty strong words about XVALA's latest.
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