"Citadel" (2005)

"Citadel," 2005
Ink and acrylic on canvas, 72 x 96 inches
Collection of Mellody Hobson
Photo by Erma Estwick
© Julie Mehretu
Courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery

"As the works progress, the more the information is layered in a way that’s hard to decipher what is what. And that’s intentional. It’s almost like a screening out, creating a kind of skin or layer of just this information that we recognize. So if a building is from Baghdad or New York or Cairo it’s not so important. I don’t necessarily reveal which building is from which place."

-Julie Mehretu