Slouching Towards Bethlehem

In the chromatic large-scale prints, Julie Mehretu combines photogravure with classic intaglio printing techniques. The base layers are distorted news images from recent anti-immigration protests. The media images are blurred to allow the subliminal forms, color and light from the photos to merge with the complex compositions of agitated gestures and erasures which Mehretu executed on copper plates in a variety of printing techniques.
Mehretu’s painting and drawing practice has long been complemented by printmaking projects. Her first collaboration with BORCH Editions, Epigraph, Damascus (2016), marked a point of departure both in terms of scale and technical complexity of her print projects. The prints from Slouching Towards Bethlehem testify to the shift in Mehretu’s painterly practice reflecting her preoccupation with modified digital imagery as well as her evolved mark-making.

Julie Mehretu

Fourth Seal (R 6:7), 2020

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Print technique
Aquatint Open bite Photogravure Sugar lift aquatint on Somerset White Satin 400g
Paper size 170 x 208 cm
Edition
Edition of 18
Printer
Printed by Julie Dam, Thomas Jennions & Mette Ulstrup
Publisher
Published by BORCH Editions
Signed by:
Signed and numbered by the artist
Registration no
ID: JuM 20004-1
Julie Mehretu

First Seal (R 6:1), 2020

(incl. danish VAT – final price is calculated in checkout with/without local VAT)

Price on request
Print technique
Aquatint Open bite Photogravure Sugar lift aquatint on Somerset White Satin 400g
Paper size 170 x 208 cm
Edition
Edition of 18
Printer
Printed by Julie Dam, Thomas Jennions & Mette Ulstrup
Publisher
Published by BORCH Editions
Signed by:
Signed and numbered by the artist
Registration no
ID: JuM 20001-1
Julie Mehretu

Second Seal (R 6:3), 2020

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Price on request
Print technique
Aquatint Open bite Photogravure Sugar lift aquatint on Somerset White Satin 400g
Paper size 170 x 208 cm
Edition
Edition of 18
Printer
Printed by Julie Dam, Thomas Jennions & Mette Ulstrup
Publisher
Published by BORCH Editions
Signed by:
Signed and numbered by the artist
Registration no
ID: JuM 20002-1
Julie Mehretu

Third Seal (R 6:5), 2020

(incl. danish VAT – final price is calculated in checkout with/without local VAT)

Price on request
Print technique
Aquatint Open bite Photogravure Sugar lift aquatint on Somerset White Satin 400g
Paper size 170 x 208 cm
Edition
Edition of 18
Printer
Printed by Julie Dam, Thomas Jennions & Mette Ulstrup
Publisher
Published by BORCH Editions
Signed by:
Signed and numbered by the artist
Registration no
ID: JuM 20003-1
Julie Mehretu

Fourth Seal (R 6:7), 2020

(incl. danish VAT – final price is calculated in checkout with/without local VAT)

Price on request
Print technique
Aquatint Open bite Photogravure Sugar lift aquatint on Somerset White Satin 400g
Paper size 170 x 208 cm
Edition
Edition of 18
Printer
Printed by Julie Dam, Thomas Jennions & Mette Ulstrup
Publisher
Published by BORCH Editions
Signed by:
Signed and numbered by the artist
Registration no
ID: JuM 20004-1

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