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During the mid 1970s, Ruscha made a series of drawings in pastel using pithy phrases against fields of colour. The sentences and phrases evoke American vernacular and slang, draw attention to a particular experience, or recall the excesses of Hollywood culture. The bright pink background in this work seems to suggest an amusing narrative. However, taken out of context, this particular sentence creates a sense of ambiguity, and could be either humorous or sinister.