The artist who created the famous "bean" sculpture in Chicago, which is formally named "Cloud Gate," said Thursday that he has settled with the National Rifle Association (NRA) after suing the group earlier this year for using an image of the artwork in a promotional video.

Anish Kapoor said in a statement on his website that the NRA has agreed to remove the image of the sculpture from the video.


“We are pleased to declare victory over the NRA,” Kapoor said.

"This is a victory not just in defence of the copyright of my work, but it is also a declaration that we stand with those who oppose gun violence in America and elsewhere," he said.

Kapoor filed a lawsuit against the NRA in June for using the image, saying in a court filing that the NRA didn't ask permission.

The NRA had shown the sculpture in a 2017 video titled "Violence of Lies," which features spokeswoman Dana Loesch encouraging viewers to fight back against liberals "with the clenched fist of truth."

In a statement in March, Kapoor said the NRA video "seeks to whip up fear and hate."

"It plays to the basest and most primal impulses of paranoia, conflict and violence, and uses them in an effort to create a schism to justify its most regressive attitudes," he said.

The NRA did not immediately return a request for comment from The Hill.