„I frequently leave areas of raw, unprimed canvas unpainted [as in her painting 'Chairman of the Board', 1971].... That 'negative' space has just as active a role as the 'positive' painted space. The negative spaces maintain shapes of their own and are not empty.“

—  Helen Frankenthaler, Quote from 'The collection', MOMA, online 1 http://www.moma.org/collection/object.php?object_id=80139
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