Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Kim Cattrall, semi-naked, as “Titian’s Diana”

Sex And The City star Kim Cattrall posed semi-naked in a photo version of Titian's masterpiece Diana and Actaeon.

The Mirror reports that “The Sex and the City star stripped in a campaign to prevent a classic work by Titian being sold abroad.

The original canvas is one of two being sold for £100million by the Duke of Sutherland. He has given the National Galleries until December 31 to raise half the money to buy it from him and keep it for the nation.

Top British artists, including Tracey Emin, Damien Hirst and Lucian Freud, have petitioned Downing Street to save the painting. The photo including Kim - by artist Tom Hunter - will be featured tonight on BBC2's Culture Show.”

AP adds: “BBC2's The Culture Show challenged Tom Hunter to create a 21st century version of the painting after he backed the campaign to raise £50 million to keep the artwork on public display.”

Guardian suggests Spot the difference. Photograph: Reuters/Tom Hunter/BBC/PA :)

Tom Hunter on Kim Cattrall: “Kim is perfect for Diana… She combines beauty with a sense of threat.”

*pictures - via Guardian and Sky News

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