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Detroit Institute of Arts


Foreword by Graham W.J. Beal. Text by Rebecca Hart, Kinsey Katchka, Siemon Allen

In her celebrated large-scale paintings, which are built up with layers of acrylic paint on canvas and overlaid with gestural pen and ink marks, Ethiopian-born, New York-based artist Julie Mehretu explores issues of mobility, social organization, political entanglement and global competition. Featured in this crisply designed volume are five new works from her city-specific series City Sitings, Detroit-related and all created for her exhibition at that city's Institute of Arts. The series references the history of painting while simultaneously mapping multiple, often conflicting, experiences of the urban landscape. Embedded in the seemingly abstract compositions are such referential elements as architectural blueprints and commercial logos. Making use of addition and erasure, Mehretu's process mirrors that of urban change itself. Collapsing the particular energy and history of a city, Mehretu gives the viewer a new perspective on his or her own surroundings 

Hardcover, 88 pages / 29 color illustrations


Dimensions: 8 ½ x 11 inches

 

 

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  • JUNE GRANT - Apr 1st 2019

    5
    AFFORDABLE ART BOOKS

    If one searches on Amazon, the average price of any book on Julie Mehretu is over $150.00. That is outrageous. What I really appreciate about your publication - pullout pages. The publication provides both close detailed images and the wider format.

  • Unknown - Nov 12th 2018

    5
    Nice publication/great painter

    Nicely-produced volume on the work of a unique and exceptionally talented contemporary painter.

4 Reviews

  • JUNE GRANT - Apr 1st 2019

    5
    AFFORDABLE ART BOOKS

    If one searches on Amazon, the average price of any book on Julie Mehretu is over $150.00. That is outrageous. What I really appreciate about your publication - pullout pages. The publication provides both close detailed images and the wider format.

  • Unknown - Nov 12th 2018

    5
    Nice publication/great painter

    Nicely-produced volume on the work of a unique and exceptionally talented contemporary painter.

  • Edward - Dec 20th 2016

    5
    Amazing

    A great gift for any occasion...especially at a price of 1.95! Get them before they're gone!

  • Joseph Verrastro - Mar 11th 2016

    5
    bargain bin treasure

    A fine publication that helps to put Ms. Mehretu's intriguing work into a portable format for the viewer. The fold outs are a nice addition.