WHITE BRUSHSTROKE I
Roy Lichtenstein Elaine Reichek
The idea is to open each bucket and put in ten drops of this stuff. Then you stir it ‘till it disappears. I measured the glistening black drops, seeing them settle upon the surface and become blacker still. I mixed the paint thoroughly. Let’s see, he said, selecting a sample. That’s it, as white as George Washington’s wig. The purest white that can be found. That’s paint that’ll cover just about anything.
—Ralph Ellison INVISIBLE MAN