"Empirical Construction, Istanbul," detail (2004)

"Empirical Construction, Istanbul," detail, 2004
Ink and acrylic on canvas, 120 x 180 inches
Museum of Modern Art, New York, Fund for the Twenty-First Century
Photo by Erma Estwick
© Julie Mehretu
Courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery

"Nothing comes from one particular perspective. Nothing can be read one way only. The experience is really about seeing. When you’re standing in front of a painting, you have a physical relationship to the size, small or large."

-Julie Mehretu