Thursday, 5 January 2017

Rebel artist Anish Kapoor Steals World's Pinkest Pink

quote [ It seems drama just follows Anish Kapoor, who has been in a paint-lined war with the art world for years now. Since having his controversial ‘vagina’ sculpture vandalized two years ago, the British-Indian artist was given exclusive rights to use ‘Vantablack’ – the world’s blackest ever black pigment that absorbs 99.96% of visible light – in 2014 to the dismay of fellow artists. ]

Marked NSFW due to thumb image. YMMV.
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[by eidolon@8:13pmGMT]


HP Lovekraftwerk said @ 8:47pm GMT on 5th Jan [Score:3 Insightful]
What's worse, he violated the "two in the pink" rule.
XregnaR said @ 9:01pm GMT on 5th Jan [Score:1 Underrated]
[eye roll]Artists...[/eye roll]
foobar said @ 12:06am GMT on 6th Jan
I think there's a distinction to be made between an artist and a mere attention whore.
sanepride said @ 3:23am GMT on 6th Jan
Kapoor though is a legitimate artist, so he could be both.
foobar said @ 4:26am GMT on 6th Jan
Looking at what he's done, I can't agree. I see no message beyond "I have too much money and not enough ideas."
sanepride said @ 4:31am GMT on 6th Jan
Well you know, the thing about art is that everyone gets something different out of it.
I find his best works to be magical and mesmerizing, but they have to be seen in person to be appreciated. Photos do not convey this.
foobar said @ 4:57am GMT on 6th Jan
Art can be ugly or pretty, but it can't be just those things. If there's no message, it's just self-indulgence.
sanepride said @ 5:35am GMT on 6th Jan
If a viewer gets somethiing from it then it's not really self-indulgence, is it? A 'message' need not be some kind of overt statement, it can be a purely sensory experience, well beyond simply 'ugly' or 'pretty'.
foobar said @ 5:53am GMT on 6th Jan
sanepride said @ 9:24pm GMT on 5th Jan
For those not familiar with Kapoor's sculptural works, they really are beautiful and compelling, often due to his uncompromising use of intense pigments.
mechavolt said @ 9:30pm GMT on 5th Jan
He's still an ass for keeping the rights to vantablack to himself.
eidolon said @ 9:32pm GMT on 5th Jan
The pettiness of it all is so amusing to me.
sanepride said @ 10:04pm GMT on 5th Jan
Sure, of course history is replete with artists who were dicks but still made great art.
Loki said @ 4:02am GMT on 6th Jan
Any chance you can link or name works you'd recommend? Because I've seen a lot of his work (mostly by sifting through stuff tagger "Anish Kapoor" on Tumblr), and honestly, he strikes me as a pretentious wanker. For instance, I saw at least four pieces that looked like he'd spraypainted a giant salad bowl a bright color and glued it to a wall, posted by people who thought it was deep and meaningful. I also saw the Vanta hole in the ground. So far, I'm not impressed.
sanepride said @ 4:27am GMT on 6th Jan
Photos of his smaller sculptures just don't do them justice, mainly because you lose the experience of the color and depth. Probably the first thing I ever saw of his was this piece at the Hirshhorn in DC. Yeah, the photo looks meh, but the interior of this thing is such a deep hue of indigo receding into black that you really feel like you're staring into an infinite void. It's a trippy, disorienting experience. Also check out his monumental works, like the Cloud Gate in Chicago
foobar said @ 4:59am GMT on 6th Jan
It's a giant funhouse mirror.
Loki said @ 1:52pm GMT on 6th Jan
On one hand, I'm kinda impressed and wondering just how he went about making a huge, perfectly reflective stainless steel kidney bean.

On the other hand... it's a kidney bean. Admittedly a gigantic kidney bean, but still a kidney bean.

I suspect I'm one of those people who just can't get modern art.

Because wankers.

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