A SHOCKING image of Angelina Jolie has surfaced, outraging her and Brad Pitt, says a source.
An artist has painted a disturbing portrait of Angelina, showing what he believes she looked like after her brave decision to have a double mastectomy earlier this year.
The Los Angeles gallery Art Below plans to auction off the painting – and it’s expected to fetch around $22,000! “The last thing Brad wants is for his kids to be exposed to the picture,” said a source. “He’d like to buy it and lock it away.”
Proceeds from the sale are slated to go to a charity that promotes peace in Africa, a cause that 38-year-old Angelina “is very passionate about,” according to the gallery. The portrait by Swedish artist Johan Andersson shows a naked Angelina from mid-chest up just weeks after her surgery. It’s already been posted on the Internet – and irate fans are blasting the painter.
One angry blogger called Andersson a “no talent bottom feeder who is trying to gain fame off her misfortune.” To make matters even worse, the portrait is said to be inaccurate by overstating the effects of the operation and removing her nipples, noted the source.
Meanwhile, the Oscar-winning actress has downplayed the surgical damage and says that her children “can see my small scars and that’s it. Everything else is just Mommy, the same as she always was.” This is not the first time that Angelina has been victimized in the name of art.
As The ENQUIRER reported earlier this year, Brad, 49, was desperate to purchase a photo of Angelina posing topless with a horse nuzzling her chest. And in January, we reported that Brad was ready to shell out a staggering $10 million to buy up raunchy photos and a rumored sex tape of his fiancée. The latest controversy was apparently spawned by the artist’s family history.
Andersson’s mom was stricken with breast cancer when he was 15, and he said: “The recent news about Angelina stirred an anxiety within me, leading me to paint this portrait.” Angelina decided to undergo the double mastectomy after a genetic test discovered she was at high risk of developing breast cancer. She bravely went public with the news and says she is “very happy” with her decision.
“I feel empowered that I made a strong choice that in no way diminishes my femininity.”