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The Color Pink’s Enduring Nature and Impact on Culture


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Throughout history, the color pink has had its day in art, architecture, politics, and fashion. It’s a color that refuses to fall off-trend.

In 2016, a spat about color caused a stir in the art world when British artist Anish Kapoor announced that he had exclusive rights to use a particular shade of black. Described as the “blackest pigment of black paint ever developed,” Vantablack was produced by the British company Surrey NanoSystems, and originally intended for scientific and military use.

When Kapoor claimed the color as his—and only his—for his artistic work, many saw red. …

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