"Arcade" (2005)

"Arcade," 2005
Ink and acrylic on canvas, 84 x 120 inches
Collection of Jaime Frankfurt
Photo by Erma Estwick
© Julie Mehretu
Courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery

"As you work you really recognize what drives you to make work. For me it’s about being able to make a painting that will arrest me. It has to engage me. And that’s not about any description of who I am or where I come from. All of that informs my perspective on the world and therefore also the direction of the work."

-Julie Mehretu