"Excerpt (suprematist evation)" (2003)

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

"I am interested in the history of painting. While I like many artists, my favorites are not necessarily
painters—or they tend not to be painters who are the strongest contemporary artists. But I’m working with the history and tradition of painting, and that’s been a consideration of mine since I started really making conscious art."

-Julie Mehretu