"Untitled (2005 drawings)" (2005)

"Untitled (2005 drawings)," 2005
Ink, colored pencil and graphite on paper, 26 x 40 inches
Collection of Edward Nahem
Photo by Erma Estwick
© Julie Mehretu
Courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery

"At one point I just started to sand away all the color that came into the work. And when I’d finished sanding it, I turned around and looked at it and it was a finished painting. I called it a poltergeist in the work."

-Julie Mehretu