In the New Yorker this week Calvin Tompkins profiles Julie Mehretu. "Eighty feet long by twenty-three feet high, Julie Mehretu’s 'Mural' dominates the entrance lobby of Goldman Sachs’s new steel-and-glass office building in lower Manhattan. Hundreds of precisely defined abstract shapes in saturated colors—small dots and squares, straight and curving lines, larger geometric or free-form shapes ranging from several inches to several feet in length—move across it in an oceanic sweep. 'It took me a long time—six months or so—to decide I wanted to do this,' Mehretu told Tomkins. Mehretu is thirty-nine, friendly, and open. 'One reason was this wall, which is so clearly visible from outside the building…I could never make a painting this scale anywhere else....'"