Title: ‘Fuck Anish Kapoor’ by Samy Baby
Medium: Pigment by Stuart Semple on black, Keaykolour Original Parchment 250gsm
Bio: Painter, writer, curator and tattooist Samantha Darling has a background in Art History and a keen understanding of the zeitgeist, Darling employs her unique visual language and intuitive linework style to create contemporary tattoos and illustrations each with their own unique nod to the past.
Artist Statement: Made in the style of Christopher Wool with pigment by Stuart Semple in the tone of Jerry Saltz. This work is a commentary about the art world’s gatekeepers and the free distribution of scientific colour materials after Anish Kapoor patented the worlds blackest black. (Vantablack) A pigment so dark it blocks 99.9% of light. Claiming all rights to this material Kapoor denied use by any other artists.
Seeing this as a major diss to the artistic community as a whole, Stuart Semple along with the help of scientists and over 1000 different artists who beta-tested the pigment and through a fully funded Kickstarter campaign made Black 3.0, the blackest and mattest acrylic paint on the planet. 1% darker then Kapoor’s and 100% available for public use.
As for Jerry Saltz and Christopher Wool. Ask me in person. If Anish Kapoor is reading this I will be available to discuss my views in person, but if he can’t take a joke he can get the fuck out of my house.
Size: 29.7cm (w) x 42cm (h) x 0.5 cm (d)
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