Accession Number: C.2014.404.11
Dimensions: 21 in X 13 ½ in
Dimensions (Metric): 53.34 cm X 33.02 cm
Credit Line: Gift of the artist, in celebration of the resilient American spirit
Fresh Kills: Elegy XIII
Framed collage titled Fresh Kills: Elegy XIII by John Schweitzer. This piece depicts a newspaper clipping from the New York Times, May 20, 2003, edition with the headline “KILLROY’S STILL HERE.” Charcoal and acrylic are used abstractly on the paper with XIII MMII in Roman numerals in the lower right.
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.