Ed Ruscha's Pop Art pieces do not elude their readers--erm, viewers--spelling things out, instead.
“Well, they just occur to me; sometimes people say them and I write down and then I paint them. Sometimes I use a dictionary.”
Using his paintings, we have composed a letter from a certain 'V'...
She slept with two wind-up alarm clocks--a girl I walked all over, 1/2 Crazed, 1/2 Crocked, 1/2 Insane. She didn't have to do that.
Time marches on, screaming in Spanish. Inch by inch--cruel rhythm!
Just a touch of privacy: City boy peeps the question,
"Won’t indecision dimple various cruelties?"
"Yes." (No, sleep.)
He didn't care and neither did she.
Burning standard, profound small talk. There’s no end to the things made out of human talk: events, emulsions and everything.
Falling but frozen in the year of our lord, 1984.
Let’s keep in touch, dear friend,
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