Accession Number: C.2014.404.8
Dimensions: 10 in X 8 in
Dimensions (Metric): 25.4 cm X 20.32 cm
Credit Line: Gift of the artist, in celebration of the resilient American spirit
Fresh Kills: Elegy XI
Framed collage titled Fresh Kills: Elegy XI by John Schweitzer. This piece includes a piece of blue fabric with the cover of a booklet layered on top with the text: “New York Needs Us Strong: Coping After Sept. 11.” On top of the booklet is a piece of white broken plastic.
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.