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"Ironic Pink" by Mirelle Ortega

Mirelle Ortega

"Ironic Pink" by Mirelle Ortega

$ 45.00

Color Anthropology
– How Color Shaped the World –

Color Anthropology features sixty international illustrators and designers who, through their prints and originals, have provided a snapshot into the history, significance, and prominence of some of their favorite colors from throughout the ages. From Egyptian Blue to Millenial Pink, Ancient to Contemporary, each color has stories we can't even begin to imagine. The Color Anthropology Exhibition is on display March 21st - May 20th, 2017.

You can view the gallery and archive of artwork here.


Mirelle Ortega

Ironic Pink
Color: Salmon / #F26C4F 
Giclee Print
12" x 16"

About this piece: 

The first recorded use of salmon as a color name in English was in 1776. 

It's named after the flesh of the Salmon fish.

The light shades of Salmon are associated with finance since 1893 when "The Financial Times" adopted it for its pages in London.

In fashion it is a current trend, an interesting trend that talks about the current feelings of the female population: 'A cohort raised to distrust pink has turned contrarian and embraced a muddied, faded version of the color' 'We’re in a moment of ambivalent girliness — a moment in which we celebrate, say, Hillary cracking the glass ceiling but can’t quite get into the human embodiment of magenta, Katy Perry, stumping for her, themed nail art and all.'

About this artist:

Mirelle Ortega is a Mexican illustrator, storyteller and animation enthusiast. She loves books and films, bold colors and magic realism.


Purchasing Limited Edition Prints:
All prints are made per order on archival, premium matte paper with archival inks. Prints will be individually wrapped in a poly bag and shipped in a rigid cardboard tube within one week of your purchase. For national orders, you can expect your purchased print(s) within 10 days of purchase, while international shipping will vary. **We are a small team and are only able to fill orders on Wednesdays and Fridays. As soon as your package has filled, you will receive an email confirmation and tracking number. There may be short processing period between packaging and shipping. We are not responsible for stolen, damaged, or unclaimed packages.

Purchasing Originals:
If you purchase an original artwork from the exhibition, it will be carefully packaged and shipped after the closing of the exhibition. You will be notified when your package has shipped. We send all originals with tracking, insurance, and signature confirmation.

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