The Easel

Anish Kapoor Coats “Cloud Gate” in the Darkest Black Known to Humanity

Having secured exclusive rights to Vantablack – the world’s blackest black – Kapoor has put it to immediate use. His hugely popular sculpture in Chicago that had a mirror finish is now, in the writer’s words, a “towering blob of blackness”. Or, you may prefer the artist’s description: “I think the [new] version is more about introspection, about becoming disoriented, lost, and enveloped in an overwhelming void of nothingness.”