Kim Cattrall bares all to keep classic Titian masterpiece in public view

November 25th, 2008 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI  

London, November 25 (ANI): Kim Cattrall, the star of Sex and the City, has posed semi-naked to appear in a recreation of Titians masterpiece as part of a campaign to save the artwork from being removed from public display.

The Police Academy star went topless for a modern version of Diana and Actaeon to help artist and photographer Tom hunter raise 50 million pounds to save the artwork from hitting the open market.

Kim, a regular at the London National Gallery and a huge admirer of Titian’’s work, argued viewing the painting as “being in the presence of genius… it would be a tragedy if it were not on public view”.

The 52-year-old actress had been enlisted by Hunter along with a troupe of twentysomethings students to pose for the 21st century version of the painting, reports the Telegraph.

He said: Kim is the perfect Diana. Just like the Greek goddess, she combines beauty with a sense of threat. She was a great sport and at 52 made an amazing Diana. She more than held her own among a room full of twentysomethings.

“The picture can”t of course hold a candle to the original which deserves to remain on public view. This painting is sublime and to lose it to a private collection would be a tragedy, he added. (ANI)

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