Accession Number: C.2014.404.3
Dimensions: 34 in X 28.75 in
Dimensions (Metric): 86.36 cm X 73.025 cm
Credit Line: Gift of the artist, in celebration of the resilient American spirit
Fresh Kills: Elegy XII
Framed collage titled Fresh Kills: Elegy XII by John Schweitzer. This piece consists of pieces of cardboard with stars printed on them, layered on top of what appears to be a paper shopping bag. The number "12" is in red beneath a piece of red cardboard. On the far left is a scrap piece of wood.
In response to the events of 9/11, artist John Schweitzer created Fresh Kills: XXIV Elegies, a series of 24 collages made by attaching mixed materials, mainly found ephemera, onto a flat surface. Though he was not in New York on September 11, 2001, he had previously lived in the city for five years and was deeply saddened by the attacks that targeted his former home and country.