I was delighted to be commissioned to write for the Four Seasons Magazine about the controversy surrounding the news that Anish Kapoor had bought sole rights to use Vantablack. Now the copyright period is over I can share it. It’s an opinion piece, as opposed to a review, which set out to raise questions about such legislation, and how one defines who/what an artist is.
Do usage standards for a new high-tech representation of the colour black efface the ideals of artistic freedom?
“The Vantablack agreement goes against the spirit of reciprocity that makes art and science ideal bedfellows.” By Carolyn Black Illustration by Joey Guidone