Accession Number: C.2014.404.14
Dimensions: 23 in X 17.75 in
Dimensions (Metric): 58.42 cm X 45.085 cm
Credit Line: Gift of the artist, in celebration of the resilient American spirit
Fresh Kills: Elegy XXII
Framed collage titled Fresh Kills: Elegy XXII by John Schweitzer. This piece depicts a red background with the crossword page from the New York Times, Monday, June 9, 2003. On top is a green-and-red paper weave. On the bottom in charcoal is XXII MMIII in Roman numerals.
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.