stuff, things, blah, one more shot in the arm? Something? Anything more before this damned year is done with? Will Kieth make it? Will Cabbage break big on year one from Kevin? Manchester’s next big thing? And how pink is that pink paint? None more pink… Blouin Artinfo are reporting a small (amusing) spat between artists over the pinkest pink pigment….
Anish Kapoor Lashes Out on Instagram Over Pink Pigment Ban
“Indian-born British artist Anish Kapoor has taken to Instagram to vent his anger at being banned from acquiring the world’s pinkest pink paint. But the ban doesn’t seem to have stopped Kapoor from getting his hands on the pigment, with the artist posting a picture on Instagram (@dirty_corner) of him flipping the bird with a finger covered in the pink pigment, a jar of which sits beside his hand. The caption accompanying the image reads “Up yours #pink”
The ban was instituted by the pink pigment’s creator, British artist Stuart Semple, in response to Kapoor’s acquisition of exclusive rights to the Vantablack pigment – the world’s blackest black pigment. “I don’t think it’s really very fair!,” Semple says on his website. “We all remember kids at school who wouldn’t share their colouring pencils, but then they ended up on their own with no friends. It’s cool, Anish can have his black. But the rest of us will be playing with the rainbow!”
Semple attempted to prevent Kapoor from acquiring the pigment by requiring anyone purchasing it to make a legal declaration during the online checkout process stating that: “you are not Anish Kapoor, you are in no way affiliated to Anish Kapoor, you are not purchasing this item on behalf of Anish Kapoor or an associate of Anish Kapoor. To the best of your knowledge, information and belief this paint will not make its way into that hands of Anish Kapoor.”
Stuart was recently part of the impressive Assenblage group show at Stlen Space, read more here –ORGAN THING: Assemblage, Stolen Space does it again, some fine fine paintings assembled – selfies, popular culture and the social disorder of the modern age…
So Cabbage then, they’ve been building a scratchy edgy buzz all year and for once the buzz is rather deserved, there;s substance here, an edge of their own. Looks like they’re going to blow up in a really good way in 2017, Manchester’s next big thing so they say… Cabbage are at Kamio (formerly Red Gallery), Rivington Street, London, EC2A 3DT alongside Freak and Black Honey on January 27th. What’s happened to Red Gallery, that’s a worry, as frustrating as the place can be, we can’t afford to lose another East London gallery!
Uber Capitalist Death Trade EP Out Now on Skeleton Key Records 2016 –