Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton Leaked Nude Photos to Be Exhibited
09/05/2014 AT 03:30 PM EDT
Now they will be featured – unaltered and life-sized – in an upcoming art exhibit.
Despite public outcry from celebrities, including Lena Dunham and Emma Watson, and an FBI investigation into the hacking, Cory Allen Contemporary Art announced yesterday that Los Angeles-based artist XVALA will include the intimate, private pictures as part of the artist's "Fear Google" campaign at a gallery in St. Petersburg, Florida.
"We share our secrets with technology," said XVALA in a statement. "And when we do, our privacy becomes accessible to others."
Allen defended the show in the release, saying, "XVALA appropriating celebrity compromised images and the overall Fear Google campaign has helped strengthen the ongoing debate over privacy in the digital era."
Lawrence's rep has previously repudiated the leaked photos as a "flagrant violation of privacy."