British artist with exclusive rights to use Vantablack pigment is forbidden to buy Black 2.0 pigment

British sculptor Sir Anish Kapoor drew the ire of some people when he secured the "exclusive rights to use Vantablack (the blackest substance known) for artistic purposes."

But instead of getting mad, British artist Stuart Semple developed Black 2.0, "the world’s mattest, flattest, black art material." It sells for $15 for a 150mL bottle, and is available to anyone on the planet, with the exception of one person - the website states that Black 2.0 is "Not available to Anish Kapoor."

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  1. Hotblack Desiato (Front man of "Disaster Area", the plutonium rock band) would presumably use this stuff to touch up any parking dings his spaceship received while parked at TRATEOTU.

  2. Every time you try and operate these weird black controls that are labeled in black on a black background, a little black light lights up in black to let you know you’ve done it.

  3. Blackest black? Not any more. I just imagined an even blacker black that's so black it makes his black look white. It's got buckminsterfullerene. And electrolytes. And I just patented, trademarked and copyrighted it. I installed DRM too.

    Take that.

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