Julie Mehretu 'SEXTANT' (2018)

Text by Anna Boghiguian
Edited by Honey Luard
Designed by Ben Weaver
244 x 205 mm, softback
112 pages, 52 colour illustrations
ISBN 978-1-910844-32-8
Published by White Cube, 2018

Published to coincide with her solo exhibition, ‘SEXTANT’, at White Cube Mason’s Yard (21 September – 3 November 2018), this unique artist’s book marks a key moment in Julie Mehretu’s practice.

Taking the immediacy of a news photograph as a starting point, including the voracious wild fires of California, the violent white supremacy rally and counter rally in Charlottesville, Virginia and the Grenfell Tower fire in London, Mehretu creates the ground on which her subsequent complex configuration of graphic mark-making resolves. Reproduced alongside the paintings and accompanying source images are photographs of the artist at work as well as lyrical and personal reflections on individual pieces by the Egyptian born, nomadic artist Anna Boghiguian.

The publication includes Japanese folds and different paper stocks to reflect the varied types of images brought together by the artist, as well as a special insert of her accompanying graphic works.

Contributors: Anna Boghiguian and Egyptian-Canadian artist of Armenian origin, who lives a nomadic life.

For further information please contact bookshop@whitecube.com

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