“Think pink! Think pink when you shop for summer clothes. Think pink! Think pink if you want that quelque chose. Red is dead, blue is through, green’s obscene, brown’s taboo. And there’s not the slightest excuse for plum or puce—or chartreuse. Think pink! Forget that Dior says black and rust. Think pink! Who cares if the New Look has no bust. Now, I wouldn’t presume to tell a woman what a woman oughta think, but tell her if she’s gotta think: think pink!“
— Funny Face
Nothing like an uplifting pop of colour to push you through the day. Not only does pink represent love and joy, it’s also a visual sedative used to calm aggressive prison inmates whose cells were painted in the decidedly Pepto-Bismol shade. Cartier’s pink gold Love bracelet, so exuberant (but we’re not here to talk merchandise).
The hue also shares its claim to fame in Christo and Jean-Claude’s Surrounded Islands.
Exhibited in 1983, the late installation artist, Christo once told critics, “I have to have courage … Do you know that I don’t have any artworks that exist? They all go away when they’re finished. Only the preparatory drawings, and collages are left, giving my works an almost legendary character. I think it takes much greater courage to create things to be gone than to create things that will remain.”
Et voila in the last image of the second row above, Surrounded Islands, comprising of 11 islands in Miami’s Biscayne Bay.