Leaked Celebrity Nude Photos Will Be Featured in Art Exhibit

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XVALA will include some of the photos as part of his No Delete show in Saint Petersburg, Fla. next month.

Cory Allen Contemporary Art (CACA) made the announcement (via E!) that the LA-based artist, XVALA, will be using some of the images, obtained illegally due to an iCloud security breach, as part of his “Fear Google” campaign.

“XVALA appropriating celebrity compromised images and the overall ‘Fear Google’ campaign has helped strengthen the ongoing debate over privacy in the digital era,” Allen said. “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 leaked photos, which include naked selfies of famous women, including Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton and Victoria Justice, will be shown life-size, printed on canvas and will be unaltered.

The “No Delete” exhibit features a collection of images found on Google over the past seven years. The photos depict entertainers in rather untoward moments (e.g. Britney Spears‘ shaved head portrait, Scarlett Johansson‘s leaked nudes) captured either by paparazzi or hackers.

XVALA explains, “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.”

No Delete opens October 30th at The Showroom in Saint Petersburg, Fla.