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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. Here, Ruscha brings to mind the evocative possibilities of simple aromas from our past. The work derives from a childhood memory the artist had of the smell that would emanate from a wooden radio after it had been playing for a period of time.