Photo credit: Michael Hnatov
Accession Number: C.2014.404.7
Dimensions: 8 ¾ in X 8 in
Dimensions (Metric): 20.32 cm X 20.32 cm
Credit Line: Gift of the artist, in celebration of the resilient American spirit
Fresh Kills: Elegy X
Framed collage titled Fresh Kills: Elegy X by John Schweitzer. This piece depicts a piece of newspaper from the Arts section of the New York Times with a large X painted on top of it. Beneath the newspaper is text: "VIE DES ARTS."
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.