We live for a good rivalry. The Capulets and the Montagues. The Avengers versus Thanos. Harry Potter versus Voldemort. The list goes on.
Apparently, the art world has one of the best rivalries of all time. This petty feud is truly next-level, and if you haven’t heard of it, you’ll be super familiar by the end of this Tumblr thread.
The feud is between two artists: Anish Kapoor and Stuart Semple. Here’s how it gets started:
The Bean, aka Cloud Gate, in Chicago was created by well-known artist Anish Kapoor. He’s not all that well-liked in the art world apparently.
The drama continues:
But don’t think the story ends there:
The post goes on to say:
This is seriously riveting:
Sample, of course, has to pour salt in the wound:
He’s a cheeky fellow, isn’t he?
But wait, there’s more. And then there are the counter-strikes:
And then counter-counter-strikes:
And then there’s Halloween Bean:
Gotta love Guy Fieri!
And this one really speaks to those frigid Chicago winters:
And then there’s this gem of an event:
And apparently Stemple is just a badass, because he’s also willing to use his art to stand up to other inequities:
Well, there you have it, the most epic feud in the art world. Using pigments and Facebook events to get revenge — now that’s something we hadn’t considered before!
What’s your favorite rivalry? In pop culture, sports or otherwise?
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