Weekly Culture Report:  Purple Prospects

Weekly Culture Report: Purple Prospects

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In ancient times, coveted purple dye was made from the mucus of sea snails in the Phoenician city of Tyre... In 1856, a British chemist named William Henry Perkin made the color more accessible to commoners when he patented a process for synthetic purple, which he achieved as he was trying to concoct a treatment for malaria.
— Valencia Prashad, NYTimes, The Rich and Royal History of Purple...
 Andy Warhol, Cow, 1977.

Andy Warhol, Cow, 1977.

 Dan Alva, You Zig I Zag, 2016 Avant Gallery

Dan Alva, You Zig I Zag, 2016 Avant Gallery

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(via Who What Wear)

 Riggght.  (via PopSugar)

Riggght.  (via PopSugar)

Finally, a purple song for a gray day.  

Hope your week is ULTRA cool.  

 

 

Cover photo is Alex da Corte, Bad Breeze, 2017.

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