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Artist causes uproar with exclusive right to 'blackest black'

q's visual arts correspondent R.M. Vaughn explains how Anish Kapoor gained exclusive rights to "Vantablack".
q's visual arts correspondent R.M. Vaughn explains how Anish Kapoor gained exclusive rights to "Vantablack". (Anish Kapoor/Instagram)

q's visual arts correspondent R.M. Vaughn joins Shad to explain how artist Anish Kapoor gained exclusive rights to use Vantablack — the blackest black ever made — and why that's angering other artists worldwide. 

Kapoor worked with British company NanoSystems to create a pigment is so black it absorbs almost all light. 

"I think what people are angry about is that an artist would want to own a colour, and prohibit other artists," he says. 

"Art doesn't really grow like that." 

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