Anish Kapoor Threatening Legal Action Over Copy of “Cloud Gate”

August 13th, 2015

Workers polish a new sculpture in the shape of a giant oil bubble at a tourism resort built near the first drilling well of the Karamay oil field in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous RegionArtist Anish Kapoor is threatening legal action against a Chinese artist who erected what seems to be a blatant copy of his iconic work Cloud Gate (affectionately nicknamed “The Bean” by residents of Chicago) in the city of Karamay.  “I feel I must take this to the highest level and pursue those responsible in the courts. I hope that the Mayor of Chicago will join me in this action,” Kapoor says.  “The Chinese authorities must act to stop this kind of infringement and allow the full enforcement of copyright.”Read more at The Telegraph