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Sampler (Accumulated Associations). 1999. Hand embroidery on linen. 15 1/2 x 15 1/2 in. (39.4 x 39.4 cm)

   

Top to bottom, left to right:

Robert Rauschenberg, Elaine Reichek

WHITE Its clearness directing all our action. . . .
WHITE The color of modern times, the color
that dissipates a whole era. Our age is one of
perfection, purity, and certitude.
WHITE Includes everything. . . .
WHITE pure white.

—Theo van Doesberg, “The Will to Style,” De Stijl, 1930

 

White: the true real conception of infinity.

—Kasimir Malevich, “Non-Objective Creation and Suprematism,” 1919

 

Jasper Johns, Elaine Reichek



White . . . doesn’t interfere. It’s a neutral color.

—Robert Ryman, 1986

 

THE LAW OF RIPOLIN: A COAT OF WHITEWASH. Every citizen must replace his hangings, his damasks, his wall-papers, his stencils, with a plain coat of white ripolin. His home is made clean. No more dark and dirty corners. Everything is shown as it is. Then comes inner cleanness. . . . Whitewash is extremely moral.

—Le Corbusier, The Decorative Art of Today, 1925

 

Agnes Martin, Elaine Reichek