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Julie Mehretu-among top earning artists

Ethiopain-American painter Julie Mehretu is one of the three top earning African artists, revealed Jeune Afrique.

Stating that African artists are not faring well in the global arts market, the monthly French magazine listed three artists whose works that made it to the list of the top 500 most expensive paintings.”The Teacher” by the South African artist, Marlene Dumas sold for 3 342 600 dollars and “Shadow Procession” by another South African William Kentridge for 181 152 dollars.Julie is third on the list with her work “White Plane”   fetching 217 000 dollars. 

To view her other works, go to

Julie Mehretu on artnet

Wikipedia

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  1. sisay
    May 19, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    Thanks for the informative post.Keep it up.

  2. May 27, 2008 at 3:38 am

    Brilliant! Thanks for sharing.
    I actually know someone who went to her school in michigan! what’re your thoughts on her art, arefe, any critiques?

  3. ArtEthiopia
    June 9, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    Wow! Go Julie!!

    I think there is no other Ethiopian Artist who sold that much.

  4. Aba Doyo
    June 10, 2008 at 1:06 am

    This could be different. I heard that the late Eskinder Bogosian was paid more than $250, 000 for the mural work on the walls of the Ethiopian Embassy in Washington DC. BTW, if Julie sold her work for $217K some dollars and the second South African sold for $118K & some, according to the article, doesn’t that make her the second? May be there is something more in the article that I failed to understand?

  5. Aba Doyo
    June 10, 2008 at 1:33 am

    This could be different. I heard that the late Eskinder Bogosian was paid more than $250, 000 for the mural work on the walls of the Ethiopian Embassy in Washington DC. BTW, if Julie sold her work for $217K and the second South African sold for $118K & some, according to the article, doesn’t that make her the second highest paid? May be there is something more in the article that I failed to understand?

  6. June 10, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    Hello Aba Doyo,
    thanks for the comment and bringing this this grave error to my attention.I re-checked the orginal article, yeah, she should placed second, not third. But the figures indicating the amount are right.
    And again I lazily failed to mention that the magazine compiled the figures from the site Art Price of the year 2007.So that is probaly why Eskinder didn’t make it to the list, if your figures are right.

  7. Ghionwi sew
    March 7, 2009 at 10:54 am

    Great paintings!

  8. tekle
    March 19, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    write more about eskindir bagosian

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