Instead of showcasing nude pictures of celebrities, he has decided to display life-sized images of his own naked body. The artist XVALA told Page Six that online backlash moved him to change the show. “It wasn’t just about being ‘hacked’ images anymore, but now presented in the media as stolen property,” he said. “People were identifying with Jennifer Lawrence’s and Kate Upton’s victimization, much more than I had anticipated, which is powerfully persuasive.”
The exhibit “No Delete” will open to the public in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Oct. 30.
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