Neon lighting became an artform in the 1960s, driven particularly by the work of Dan Flavin. Since then, any artist to experiment with this form alway comes back to neon's natural, sensual home - the vibrant, suggestive colour of pink. Here's 5 of our favourite pink neon artworks, matched to 5 of our best pink designer wallpapers. Click for more.
In the Pink. Fun from Rear by Bruce Nauman.
Bruce Nauman defies the traditional notion that an artist should a single style, instead his career has been spent being a creative polymath. Fear/Fun from Rear (1972) highlights the arbitrary and meaningless symbiosis between what a word means, how it appears and how it sounds.
Leo Villareal - A Work in Pink
His work is focused on stripping concepts down to their essence so as to better understand their fundamental construction and rules that govern how they work.
Pink or Brown? Is Legal Sex Anal by Tracy Emin
From the Tate Modern: Is Anal Sex Legal? and its complement, Is Legal Sex Anal? are pink neon signs made by Emin’s and based on her own handwriting. They are mounted on the wall, above head height, either individually or together.
Lori Hersberger works in pink at the Galería Casado
From the artist: The Swiss artist Lori Hersberger lives and works in Zurich. Born in Basel in 1964, he studied Video Art and Sculpture at the Basel School of Art and Design. At the beginning of the nineties he started creating environments and installations, initially combined with video, later with different kinds of media like mirror glass, painting with fluorescent paint, neon light, and chrome steel.
Satisfaction comes in pink by Joseph Kosuth
From the artist: Joseph Kosuth is one of the pioneers of Conceptual art and installation art. His work has consistently explored the production and role of language and meaning within art.