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Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton nude pics exhibit nixed

Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton nude photos won't be part of artists's exhibit. Instead he'll show nude photo of himself.

By Danielle Haynes
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Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton nude pics exhibit nixed
Jennifer Lawrence arrives at a photo call for the film "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1" at the Hotel Majestic in Cannes, France on May 17, 2014. UPI/David Silpa | License Photo

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton's nude photographs won't be making an appearance in a Florida art gallery after all after backlash in the form of several online petitions.

Cory Allen Contemporary Art in St. Petersburg announced last week that Los Angeles-based artist XVALA planned to put on an exhibit of undoctored, life-size nude photos of Lawrence and Upton in his "No Delete" installation.

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The photos came from a recent leak of dozens of celebrities' nude photographs from their iCloud accounts last month.

Fans of the celebrities weren't too pleased with the gallery's plans so XVALA decided to go a different route.

"It was inspiring to see people take action through a petition, signing their name and not just commenting on a thread," Cory Allen said. 

"The LA artist who planned to display the newly leaked images of celebrities Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton, along with other celebrity compromised images, will, instead, feature the artist's self-shot, life-size, nude images next month at Cory Allen Contemporary Art," a release from the gallery said.

"The public's response to cancel the event wasn't just about invasion of privacy, but becoming more of an issue of the exploitation of women; specifically the two celebrities.  Empathizing with these real concerns, the artist decided to turn the cameras around on him; wanting the focus to be about an individual's privacy and not just the exploitation of women," the statement continued.

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"No Delete" will open Oct. 30.

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