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Artist Tried To Copyright Black Pigment Gets Trolled by the Internet

by Edmund

In the internet, various opinions are abound, some conflicting with others. When news comes out that seem ridiculous to almost everyone, the people of the internet will rally together with jokes and memes to show how truly crazy that news is.

When an artist bought the right to a black pigment, people took to the internet to troll and haze him for this stupid seeming decision that censors what art can be created and in what way.

These memes and subsequent fake events (some eventually in response to each other) are incredibly clever, funny and demonstrate how completely idiotic this artists decision was.

Various Tumblr users found out about Kapoor’s Cloud Gate which is located at Millennium Park in Chicago and the various hilarious events related to it. In all memes and hilarious events Cloud Gate is called the bean (which honestly is a more accurate name for it). Along with the popularity of the sculpture came some not so popular information about the actions of the artist behind it.

It all starts with the various events made on Facebook.

It all starts with the various events made on Facebook.

Then came the counter events

Then came the counter events

then came the events that overstepped the counter event.

then came the events that overstepped the counter event.

Because of what is written below, in the spirit of pettyness (and frankly it's a better name) the sculpture will be referred to as "the bean".

Writer's note: please don't edit this out. The bean is a better name and surely I'm not the only one who thinks it'd be funny to only refer to it as that.

Because of what is written below, in the spirit of pettyness (and frankly it's a better name) the sculpture will be referred to as

Info on the artist behind "the bean"

Anish Kapoor is a British sculptor born in Bombay on the 12th March 1954. His works include 'Sky Mirror' (located in Nottingham, England), 'Decent into Limbo' and 'Descension' although he is most well known for "the bean".

Info on the artist behind

Not long later the deeper story behind the creator of "the bean" was unearthed.

Not long later the deeper story behind the creator of

an image of the Vantablack. there is not editing to this image it is truly painted with the blackest black.

an image of the Vantablack. there is not editing to this image it is truly painted with the blackest black.

In swaggers Stuart Semple, the true hero of this tale.

In swaggers Stuart Semple, the true hero of this tale.

Anish Kapoor not liking that people won't feed his artistic ego.

Anish Kapoor not liking that people won't feed his artistic ego.

Anish Kapoor being petty with the pinkest pink

Anish Kapoor being petty with the pinkest pink

Two men, one a legend, the other an elitist.

Two men, one a legend, the other an elitist.

The retaliation begins

The retaliation begins

Black 2.0 is born and it is what we would want Vantablack to be anyway as it is cheaper and safer.

Black 2.0 is born and it is what we would want Vantablack to be anyway as it is cheaper and safer.

A unicorn painted with the black 2.0

A unicorn painted with the black 2.0

Kapoor's public statements

Kapoor's public statements

Phaze and Shift

Phaze and Shift

Is it bad that I think it looks better pink?

Is it bad that I think it looks better pink?

Stuart Semple organised a kiss the bean day. The bean needs the love. Anish not so much.

Stuart Semple organised a kiss the bean day. The bean needs the love. Anish not so much.

I wish I could have been there that day

I wish I could have been there that day

the best conditions to an event ever.

the best conditions to an event ever.

Now this one really speaks to me. "the bean" has never looked better.

Now this one really speaks to me.

The bean doesn't deserve a job. It didn't even put it's true name on it's resume.

The bean doesn't deserve a job. It didn't even put it's true name on it's resume.

The bean deserves to be free

The bean deserves to be free

Here comes the light.

Stuart Semple has continued his work and created the lightest paint.

Here comes the light.

In conclusion, the sculpture shall forever be known as "the bean" to spite a man who gives the art world a bad name. Additionally, Stuart Semple is proof that heroes do exist and they are working to help in the fight against those who make the world a gloomier, more pretentious place.

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