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From 1993.06.07 to 2000, US music perfomer Prince Rogers Nelson (born 1958), used as his career name an unpronounceable symbol, replacing the former denomination "The Artist" (a.k.a. "The Artist, formerly known as Prince"), which itself replaced the original name "Prince". This artist is now Prince again.
Following a hazy recollection of this symbol on flags in a Prince clip, I used the symbol I found here and put it in yellow on a purple background. This is how I seem to recall having seen this symbol used in flags, though I might be (quite) away from the truth. For what is worth, the color purple is widely used in the layout of the "artist's"website.
Naturally, this color may be due to this artist's main success, the 1984 Oscar winning "Purple Rain". At any rate, this artist has used references to this and similar colors, such as in "Purple Medley" (1995), "Raspberry Beret" (1985), "Pink Cashmere" (1993) or "Scarlet Pussy" (1988). The color purple is also related to unorthodox sexual behaviour, as said in our pages and .
Anto'nio Martins-Tuva'lkin , 27 july 2002
Well, my not so fuzzy recollection of this video (a music clip produced as if it was a live concert, or a real live concert, I don't really remember) tells me that the symbol was golden on a white flag, waved proudly by TAFKAP (The Artist Formerly Known As Prince). The symbol itself was reflecting light as if it was made of little pieces of glass, I suppose to give the idea of gold.
I actually GIFfed and posted this flag a very long time ago. The file on my computer is dated 10-Jan-1998, and still has a black line all around, a GIFfing artifact I abandoned swiftly after the early attempts at GIFfing.
Jorge Candeias , 29 july 2002