Anish Kapoor makes plagiarism complaint against 'oil bubble' sculpture

Anish Kapoor, Cloud Gate, 2006. Toby Webster licensed under Creative Commons

A large stainless public sculpture about to be unveiled in Karamay, north-west China, that bears a striking resemblance to Anish Kapoor's Cloud Gate sculpture, installed in Chicago in 2006, has prompted Kapoor to complain of plagiarism, the BBC reports. According to People's Daily Online the Karamay sculpture represents a giant 'oil bubble', in acknowledgement of the first oil well built in the town on that site.

Cloud Gate is also known by its nickname 'the bean'.

Listen to David Shrigley commenting on Cloud Gate (may contain sniggering)

12 August 2015