Accession Number: C.2014.404.6
Dimensions: 10 ½ in X 10 ½ in
Dimensions (Metric): 25.4 cm X 25.4 cm
Credit Line: Gift of the artist, in celebration of the resilient American spirit
Fresh Kills: Elegy XVIII
Framed collage titled Fresh Kills: Elegy XVIII by John Schweitzer. This piece depicts a layering of various pieces of textured and red colored paper, cardboard in black and white, a small white paper plate, an insert for Swiss Army Fragrance, and other paper elements.
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.