"Dispersion" (2002)

"Dispersion," 2002
Ink and acrylic on canvas, 90 x 144 inches
Collection of Nicolas Rohatyn and Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn
Photo by Erma Estwick
© Julie Mehretu
Courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery

"I’m not trying to make these paintings to understand my time in the same way that I was five years ago. I’m not trying to make a painting that makes sense at the moment. That will happen through the work whether the piece feels like it was made for the moment or not."

-Julie Mehretu