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Julie Mehretu

Untitled, 2006

Etching, engraving and drypoint in colors, on Somerset paper, with full margins.
23 3/10 × 28 3/10 in
59.1 × 71.8 cm
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Phillips

I. 16 x 19 3/4 in. (40.6 x 50.2 cm)
S. 23 1/4 x 28 1/4 in. (59.1 x 71.8 cm)

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I. 16 x 19 3/4 in. (40.6 x 50.2 cm)
S. 23 1/4 x 28 1/4 in. (59.1 x 71.8 cm)

From the Catalogue:
Here's neither bush nor shrub, to bear off any weather at all, and another storm brewing. Shakespeare, The Tempest act 2, scene II
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Signed, dated and numbered 50/60 in pencil (there were also 25 artist's proofs in Roman numerals), published by Parkett Editions, Zurich … Read more
Julie Mehretu
Ethiopian-American, b. 1970
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Julie Mehretu’s work is about layers: the physical layering of images, marks, and mediums, and the figurative layering of time, space, place, and history. Working in a large scale, Mehretu draws on the 21st-century city for inspiration, transferring its energy into her gestural sweeps of paint and built-up marks in ink and pencil—often transposed from projections—and condensing seemingly infinite urban narratives, architectural views, and street plans into single unified compositions. “The narratives come together to create this overall picture that you see from the distance,” she says. “As you come close to it […] the big picture completely shatters and there are these numerous small narratives happening.” Mehretu layers a range of influences and art historical references as well, from the dynamism espoused by the Futurists, to the scale and physicality of Abstract Expressionism, to the divergent markmaking of Albrecht Dürer, Eastern calligraphy, and graffiti. Mehretu was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship in 2005.

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About the work
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P
Phillips

I. 16 x 19 3/4 in. (40.6 x 50.2 cm)
S. 23 1/4 x 28 1/4 in. (59.1 x 71.8 cm)

From the Catalogue:

Read more

I. 16 x 19 3/4 in. (40.6 x 50.2 cm)
S. 23 1/4 x 28 1/4 in. (59.1 x 71.8 cm)

From the Catalogue:
Here's neither bush nor shrub, to bear off any weather at all, and another storm brewing. Shakespeare, The Tempest act 2, scene II
Courtesy of Phillips

Medium
Print
Signature
Signed, dated and numbered 50/60 in pencil (there were also 25 artist's proofs in Roman numerals), published by Parkett Editions, Zurich … Read more
Julie Mehretu
Ethiopian-American, b. 1970
Follow

Julie Mehretu’s work is about layers: the physical layering of images, marks, and mediums, and the figurative layering of time, space, place, and history. Working in a large scale, Mehretu draws on the 21st-century city for inspiration, transferring its energy into her gestural sweeps of paint and built-up marks in ink and pencil—often transposed from projections—and condensing seemingly infinite urban narratives, architectural views, and street plans into single unified compositions. “The narratives come together to create this overall picture that you see from the distance,” she says. “As you come close to it […] the big picture completely shatters and there are these numerous small narratives happening.” Mehretu layers a range of influences and art historical references as well, from the dynamism espoused by the Futurists, to the scale and physicality of Abstract Expressionism, to the divergent markmaking of Albrecht Dürer, Eastern calligraphy, and graffiti. Mehretu was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship in 2005.

Julie Mehretu

Untitled, 2006

Etching, engraving and drypoint in colors, on Somerset paper, with full margins.
23 3/10 × 28 3/10 in
59.1 × 71.8 cm
Bidding closed
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