Accession Number: C.2014.404.16
Dimensions: 28 ¼ in X 18 ½ in
Dimensions (Metric): 71.12 cm X 45.72 cm
Credit Line: Gift of the artist, in celebration of the resilient American spirit
Fresh Kills: Elegy XX
Framed collage titled Fresh Kills: Elegy XX by John Schweitzer. The piece depicts a piece of sheet music titled “UTOPIA” layered on top of an assembly and mechanics graphic of a gun. XX MMIII is written in Roman numerals over the graphics.
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.