"Grey Space (distractor)" (2006)

"Grey Space (distractor)," 2006
Ink and acrylic on canvas, 72 x 96 inches
Collection of Nicolas Rohatyn and Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn
Photo by Erma Estwick
© Julie Mehretu
Courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery

"I think there are some artists for whom it doesn’t matter where they are. Their work is so embedded inside their heads that it’s not informed by all of this other stuff. I’m a very private, internal artist. When I work, even with assistants in the studio, I have my headphones on and I try to get lost."

-Julie Mehretu