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Artist Gets Exclusive Rights to Blackest Black Ever Created


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I feel as if I've never really seen black before.

Anish Kapoor has expressed interest in the material, known as Vantablack, for years. The material absorbs 99.96 percent of the light that hits it, a figure Vantablack's maker says is the highest in the world, making it the blackest black ever created. The company, Surrey NanoSystems, had originally developed the material for military use and to help cloak satellites. 

Kapoor’s exclusive rights to the material has angered some in the art world, who say that it should be free for anyone to use.

I know your feeling. 

It does seem like it should be free for anyone to use. 

I wonder if there could be 99.96% black?

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