“White, when posited as a color rather than as a colorless ground, is always forward. Among the whites here are deep mists and dry glares, finely shaded alabaster membranes and swansdown plumage, brimming creams, spumes, and the taffy-like laminates and florid glosses that result from loading tubing colors.”

Bill Berkson, “DeKooning With Attitude,” Critical Reflections, 2003, 150-51.