„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.“

Quote from 'The collection', MOMA, online 1 http://www.moma.org/collection/object.php?object_id=80139
1990s - 2000s

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—  Ellsworth Kelly American painter, sculptor, and printmaker 1923 - 2015

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„The aim of art is to create space - space that is not compromised by decoration or illustration, space within which the subjects of painting can live.“

—  Frank Stella American artist 1936

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