"Prima Facie (Fifth State): Elephant Pink / Pink Popsicle / Sweet 16 Pink / Pink Harmony / Touch of Pink / Paradise Pink / I Love You Pink / Pink Bliss" (2006)

"Prima Facie (Fifth State): Elephant Pink / Pink Popsicle / Sweet 16 Pink / Pink Harmony / Touch of Pink / Paradise Pink / I Love You Pink / Pink Bliss," 2006
Archival pigment print on Parrot water-resistant matte canvas with latex paint, 93 x 154 inches
© John Baldessari
Courtesy of Marian Goodman Gallery, New York

"When I was in high school and college, I worked in a building-supply store that sold paints. I noticed that paint names began to have no connection to the colors. There’s a total disconnect between the name and the color. And I said, "That’s like literature.""

-John Baldessari