25 Years of ‘Naked’ PETA Ads on Exhibit at Chicago Art Gallery

For Immediate Release:
October 6, 2014

Moira Colley 202-483-7382

Chicago – Starting October 28, the Mars Gallery in Chicago’s West Loop will offer an eyeful of Hollywood hotties in the buffincluding Olivia Munn, Pamela Anderson, Taraji P. Henson, Kim Basinger, Christina Applegate, and Alicia Silverstonein the unique exhibit Naked Ambition: 25 Years of PETA’s Sexy Celebrity Ads.

What:    Naked Ambition: 25 Years of PETA’s Sexy Celebrity Ads

When:   Tuesday, October 28–Saturday, November 1 (The opening reception will be held on October 28 from 6 to 8 p.m.)

Where: Mars Gallery, 1139 W. Fulton Market (between N. Racine Avenue and N. May Street), Chicago

PETA’s iconic “Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur” campaign was launched by The Go-Go’s in the late ’80s and has since featured celebrities such as Christy Turlington, Wendy Williams, Melissa Etheridge, Elisabetta Canalis, and many more. Stars have stripped down in support of PETA’s other campaigns, too, appearing in blue and green bodypaint (Maggie Q) to resemble the Earth in order to promote eco-friendly vegan eating or as a tiger (TLC’s Chilli) to speak out against the abuse of animals in circuses. Others have worn nothing but strategically placed lettuce leaves à la Tia Mowry or colorful tattoos for our “Ink, Not Mink” series, including Steve-O. It’s all in support of PETA’s motto: “Animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, use for entertainment, or abuse in any other way.”


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