Circulation Artist: Julie Mehretu (American, born Ethiopia 1970)
Publisher: Crown Point Press (San Francisco, founded 1962)

2005

Prints and Drawings

This large, virtuosic intaglio belongs to a suite of three prints entitled Heavy Weather, which the artist completed in response to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. A virtual compendium of mark making with many squiggles, scores, and dashes, the image serves as a metaphor for the movement of bodies—including planets, humans, and particles—through time and across space. The title, Circulation, conflates the ebb and flow of global weather systems with the exchange and distribution of art-world print culture to make a witty, self-referential pun.

Medium

Color hard-ground etching with aquatint and engraving on Gampi paper chine collé

Dimensions

image: 27 3/4 × 39 3/4 in. (70.5 × 101 cm)
sheet: 35 1/2 × 46 3/4 in. (90.2 × 118.8 cm)

Credit Line

Richard Brown Baker, B.A. 1935, Fund

Accession Number

2008.2.1

Culture
Period

20th century

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Provenance

Provenance

Crown Point Press, San Francisco CA
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Additional information

Edition

21 of 25

Inscriptions

Inscribed l.l., recto, in graphite: 21/25

Signed

Signed l.r., recto, in graphite: Mehretu 2005

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