"Excerpt (molotov cocktail)" (2003)

"Excerpt (molotov cocktail)," 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’s a very clear relationship between my work and the history of that work, or the Constructivists or Italian Futurists in certain ways. But in terms of what I’m interested in painting, I can go after a painter—one part of a person’s painting—and not necessarily his or her whole work."

-Julie Mehretu