Accession Number: C.2014.404.10
Dimensions: 21 in X 24 in
Dimensions (Metric): 53.34 cm X 60.96 cm
Credit Line: Gift of the artist, in celebration of the resilient American spirit
Fresh Kills: Elegy III
Framed collage titled Fresh Kills: Elegy III by John Schweitzer. This piece depicts a page of the National Post on September 13, 2001, with a black-and-white skyline of Manhattan. The newsprint is layered with black ink on top with pieces of black-and-white-striped store packaging from Henri Bendel as the top layer. Toward the lower right corner of the skyline are the Twin Towers.
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.