So Another Artist Made His Own Superblack—and Now It’s Even Blacker. While Vantablack, the color that can absorb up to 99.9 percent of visible light was already difficult to get hold of and was extremely expensive, buying the rights to the color undoubtedly took the thrill from the art world. Why? Semple included a hashtag, #sharetheblack after a legalistic warning that said: “By adding this product to your cart you confirm that you are not Anish Kapoor, you are in no way affiliated to Anish Kapoor, you are not purchasing this item on behalf of Anish Kapoor or an associate of Anish Kapoor. We look forward to seeing Semple’s own version of extremely black paint, which appears to be in progress as we speak. They have been intentionally calling Kapoor’s Cloud Gate a Bean. Merseyside derby draws, Manchester sides collect the win. You would have cooked your fingers at over 100C to apply visible spectrum super-black paints that are commercially available, but you can prove me wrong by showing a short clip of it being applied to said fingers. A photo posted by Anish Kapoor (@dirty_corner) on Dec 23, 2016 at 2:32am PST, Semple responded by creating “Diamond Dust,” the world’s glitteriest glitter, telling Dezeen magazine, “[Kapoor] will be told off and hopefully that will teach him to share his colours in future.”.

Semple also created Black 3.0, which is the blackest, the mattest paint in the known universe that can reportedly absorb up to 99 percent of all light. When Semple found out about the sueing, he said that he wrote to the BuzzFeed saying: ‘Look, it’d be really nice if we could just be friends, and he could say sorry for taking the pink, and give me the £3.99 back that it costs. And then we can just call it quits and it’ll all be fine.’ But Semple said that they completely ignored and said that they’d be suing him. Enter Stuart Semple. Don’t be a dick.”, When reached for a response by The Creators Project, ‘PINK’ creator Stuart Semple said, “It’s obviously very disapointing that Anish has illegally got his hands on the world’s Pinkest paint.

If anyone knows who is behind sharing it with him it would be good if they could come forward – Anish is still very much at large, not just with the blackest black but now the stolen pinkest pink. The war of attrition continues between British-Indian artist Anish Kapoor and his art world nemeses. Specializing in sci-fi movies and superheroes, she also appears as a film and TV critic on BBC radio. One week after Kapoor’s Instagram post, Semple shared a video of his fingers covered in a suspiciously black shade of black.

The 36-year-old is a british artist as well, although he is not as famously known as Kapoor. He posted a copy of his letter to the Lisson Gallery in London, in which he accuses it of obtaining the Pink on Kapoor’s behalf and demanded restitution for the crime. To the best of your knowledge, information and belief this paint will not make its way into that hands of Anish Kapoor.”.

Not according to Vantablack creator Ben Jensen, who replied in the comments: “Nice try ! Always remember, Stuart Semple’s colors are available to everyone except Anish Kapoor! Turner prize winner Sir Anish Kapoor has been banned from an art shop in a row over colours.. He named the color “Pinkest Pink” and he put the color on sale on his website Culturehustle. It reminds the world that Kapoor, who says things like, “Perhaps the darkest black is the black we carry within ourselves,” is keeping a near-unusable art supply to himself. “That kind of upped the ante. However, Kapoor being one of the richest artists, he made his London representative, Lisson Gallery violate Semple’s terms of service to purchase the Pinkest Pink. However, what we do know is that Kapoor shared on his Instagram page a photo of him flipping a pink-dipped middle finger to the camera, with a caption “Up yours #pink.”. Kapoor has made entirely only two comments regarding this matter. Elsewhere, she co-hosts the pop culture podcast Overinvested. (We recommend reading the entire letter.).

When Semple was asked about his favorite color during a talk at the Denver Art Museum, Semple said that it was Ventablack.