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

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London, November 25 : Kim Cattrall, the star of 'Sex and the City', has posed semi-naked to appear in a recreation of Titian's 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.

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