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. Blurred beyond recognition, these images 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. 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

First Seal (R 6:1), 2020

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

Signed and numbered by the artist

Julie Mehretu

Second Seal (R 6:3), 2020

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

Signed and numbered by the artist

Julie Mehretu

Third Seal (R 6:5), 2020

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

Signed and numbered by the artist

Julie Mehretu

Fourth Seal (R 6:7), 2020

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

Signed and numbered by the artist

Julie Mehretu

Third Seal (R 6:5), 2020

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

Signed and numbered by the artist

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