Accession Number: C.2014.404.18
Dimensions: 18 ½ in X 29 in
Dimensions (Metric): 45.72 cm X 73.66 cm
Credit Line: Gift of the artist, in celebration of the resilient American spirit
Fresh Kills: Elegy XXIII
Framed collage titled Fresh Kills: Elegy XXIII by John Schweitzer. The collage incorporates pieces of cardboard layered with pieces of shopping bags from Restoration Hardware and Commerce Design. In the center is an upward facing arrow and the word “ZONE.”
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.