Nero Kapoor /
Blacker than this you can’t get: Vantablack (Vertically aligned nanotube array black) is the blackest black on the market today. Or rather it isn’t, because the right to its use has been sold to a single artist, Anish Kapoor. The news has caused considerable controversy as it is one of the very few times that a single person in the field of art has acquired the monopoly over a particular colour or material. Vantablack was developed by the British firm Surrey NanoSystems, who put together nanotubes of carbon that trap light waves, bouncing them back and forth until 99,965 per cent of them are absorbed. A black so deep that it makes you lose the sense of the three-dimensionality of space, exactly the kind of disorientation you experience when looking at some of Kapoor’s works. Now even more so.
Vantablack (AP) for Design (MS)
Più nero di così non si può: il Vantablack (Vertically aligned nanotube array black) è a oggi il nero più nero sul mercato. Anzi no, perché i diritti di utilizzo sono stati ceduti a un solo artista, Anish Kapoor. La notizia ha destato più di una...