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Angelina Jolie Mastectomy Portrait: Post- Surgery Painting to Be Auctioned For Charity [PHOTO]

Angelina Jolie's recent mastectomy has been an inspiration to many, including an artist named Johan Andersson.

By Anna Halkidis, EnStars on May 25, 2013 01:36 PM EDT
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Angelina Jolie portrait.
Angelina Jolie portrait. (Photo : Johan Andersson/Courtesy)
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Angelina Jolie's recent mastectomy has been an inspiration to many, including an artist named Johan Andersson.

The Swedish artist painted a portrait of the Oscar-winning star nude, depicting her body post-surgery, according to Art Below, the London gallery that is auctioning the painting. The proceeds from the auction will be distributed to the Falling Whistles charity, an organization that aims for peace in the Congo. 

This cause happens to be one dear to Jolie's heart. The actress even visited the Congo in March in order to raise awareness about rape in the area, according to Cleveland.com.

The painter explained what encouraged him to produce this controversial photo.

"My mother had aggressive breast cancer when I was 15, the thought of her having to have a mastectomy really scared me and she was fortunate enough to have surgery without the mastectomy," Andersson said in a statement to Art Below. "The recent news about Angelina stirred an anxiety within me leading me to paint this portrait," he added.

The artist, who currently lives in Venice, LA, said in a statement to Enstars, that his father also passed away from cancer when he was 7.

"I can really relate to it," he said in the statement.

Jolie, a mother of six, revealed she had undergone the mastectomy through an op-ed in The New York Times in May. The article explains Jolie's hope for other women following her medical decision. 

"I want to encourage every woman, especially if you have a family history of breast or ovarian cancer, to seek out the information and medical experts who can help you through this aspect of your life, and to make your own informed choices," she wrote.

Jolie's mother Marcheline Bertrand passed away in 2007 from ovarian cancer.

Andersson has previously also painted famous portraits of late singer Amy Winehouse in 2012 and one of Muammar Gaddafi the previous year.

Jolie's painting is expected to go for an estimated $22,000, according to The Daily Mail

The photo of Angelina Jolie can be viewed here.

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