ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Sept. 7 (UPI) -- A Florida gallery owner planning to display life-size nude photos of celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton said the exhibit is meant to address ways to protect an individuals' privacy.
Cory Allen Contemporary Art plans to display works by Los Angeles-based artist XVALA of celebrity nude photographs in a show called "No Delete" in St. Petersburg, Fla.
The show will begin Oct. 30 as part of XVALA's "Fear Google" campaign and will include seven years of leaked images of other celebrities "in their most vulnerable and private moments, that were comprised by either hackers or the paparazzi."
Though several celebrities, whose photos were leaked onto the Internet recently by a hacker, have threatened legal action against anyone who posts the photos, Cory Allen said his gallery has so far not been contact to desist the upcoming exhibit.
"Our goal was not to do anything illegal. It was for XVALA to create art; to follow through with his vision for this project and for me to promote it," he told E! News. "We have not been contacted by anyone."
"We hope the conceptual value of this project will help address issues that will help find better ways to protect an individual's information," he added. "To gain back our privacy."
"It's encouraging to see the outrage in people's responses to this project we are doing, especially in an age when we give away so much information. It's great to see people still care about privacy and will stand up for it."