Artist cancels exhibition of nude pictures stolen from Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton

Last week LA-based artist XVALA — real name Jeff Hamilton — announced he would display recently leaked naked pictures of celebrities including Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton as part of an upcoming art show he titled “No Delete.” But now the artist has backtracked on his original decision, removing the pictures from his planned exhibit, and replacing them with life-size nude pictures of himself.

Hamilton said the public reaction to the leaked photos made him change his mind. “People were identifying with Jennifer Lawrence‘s and Kate Upton‘s victimization, much more than I had anticipated, which is powerfully persuasive.” Hamilton’s scheduled exhibit was to be part of his long-running “Fear Google” series, and was to be run at the Cory…

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