"Stadia II" (2004)

"Stadia II," 2004
Ink and acrylic on canvas, 108 x 144 inches
Collection of Carnegie Museum of Art, Pennsylvania, Gift of Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn, Nicolas Rohatyn, and A.W. Mellon Acquisition Endowment Fund
Photo by Richard Stoner
© Julie Mehretu
Courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery

"Some days I’ll be engaged in painting, and make great headway, and then the next day I’ll come in and I have no access. You can have the whole day just feel like you’re spinning your wheels. But I think that’s part of the work—being in the studio, just looking at the work for a long time, and realizing the painting."

-Julie Mehretu