"Walkers with the Dawn and Morning" (2008)

"Walkers with the Dawn and Morning," 2008
Ink and acrylic on canvas, 96 x 144 inches
Ovitz Family Collection
Photo by Tim Thayer
© Julie Mehretu
Courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery

"I’ve looked a great deal at Chinese calligraphy paintings. I haven’t studied them in the way art historians have but, in terms of that kind of mark-making, I think each mark has meaning because of the way that it was made. And that meaning is conveyed by the lean on the mark."

-Julie Mehretu