Accession Number: C.2014.404.15
Dimensions: 25 in X 17 in
Dimensions (Metric): 63.5 cm X 43.18 cm
Credit Line: Gift of the artist, in celebration of the resilient American spirit
Fresh Kills: Elegy VIII
Framed collage titled Fresh Kills: Elegy VIII by John Schweitzer. This primarily black piece depicts a clipping from the New York Times, November 25, 2002, edition about the rebuilding of Seven World Trade Center. On top of the paper is a cross or X shape of black cardboard and some white paint.
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.