Julie Mehretu LACMA Exhibition Catalogue
Quote is copy and pasted from LACMA’s website
A retrospective monograph of Julie Mehretu’s work that traces the development of one of America’s most celebrated abstract painters.
text by Christine Y. Kim (Author), Rujeko Hockley (Author), Andrianna Campbell (Contributor) and Edwards (Contributor)
25 x 27cm
455 color illustrations
Published with the Whitney Museum of American Art
“Over the past twenty-five years Julie Mehretu has emerged as a major force in American art. Known mostly for her enormous abstract paintings, she also produces exquisite drawings, often created as studies for larger works. (…) Designed to allow close viewing of Mehretu’s vast canvases, it features lush reproductions of her paintings in their entirety, as well as numerous full-page details. The genesis for much of Mehretu’s work lies in the black ink drawings she created in the late 1990s. From these early drawings and paintings, Mehretu moved onto large-scale canvases. (…) Accompanying these images are numerous essays by leading curators, scholars, and writers. Long overdue, this magnificent volume pays tribute to an artist whose work and process intermingle in a unique and important examination of painting, history, geopolitics, and displacement.”