"Excerpt (battle track)" (2003)

"Excerpt (battle track)," 2003
Ink and acrylic on canvas, 32 x 54 inches
Collection of Nicolas Rohatyn and Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn
Photo by Erma Estwick
© Julie Mehretu
Courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery

"There are different types of work that have informed mine, in terms of how it’s made and what it may be quoting. But if you think of an abstractionist who really tried to deal with the social through abstraction, it’s Kandinsky."

-Julie Mehretu