August 14 - August 18, 2017

As part of an ongoing color war, artist Anish Kapoor has been banned from using artist Stuart Semple's color-changing paints, Phaze and Shift, after previously being banned from several of Semple's product lines. This is in response to Kapoor getting exclusive artistic rights to using Surrey Nanosystems' Vantablack. Do you think this color war is still justified or has it gone on long enough?


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Other. (Please respond in the comments.) 96%
It has gone on long enough—there are now multiple alternatives to Vantablack. 2%
It's still justified—pigments for art should not be exclusive. 2%


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Tagged categories: Asia Pacific; Color; Color + Design; Color + Design; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); Latin America; North America

Comment from Paul Wilcox, (8/15/2017, 8:18 AM)

Ive never heard of Anish Kapoor or Stuart Semple's color-changing paints, Phaze and Shift. Soooo?


Comment from john lienert, (8/16/2017, 8:42 AM)

much adieu about nothing....overpriced, over-rated architect bologna


Comment from Jesse Melton, (8/16/2017, 9:09 AM)

Why is Kapoor the problem? He doesn't own Surrey Nanosystems, or any part of the Vantablack product, the processes or materials behind manufacturing it. He has absolutely no control over who Surrey Nanosystems allows to access their products. If Stuart Semple wants to be upset at someone it should be Surrey Nanosystems, not Anish Kapoor.


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