"Thief of Baghdad" (2007)

"Thief of Baghdad," 2007
Aquatint & archival pigment inkjet, Image: Each side of diptych 23 x 15 3/8 inches, Paper: 28 7/8 x 38 3/8 inches
Edition of 35
Courtesy Pace Editions, New York

"That has become a very important part of my work life—looking at diptychs made with a photograph and an abstract image. Ideas are put together almost in a linguistic way. I imagine images and think a lot, and the process is very similar to how it is when I write."

-Mary Heilmann