Accession Number: C.2014.404.22
Dimensions: 26 ¾ in X 20 ¾ in
Dimensions (Metric): 66.04 cm X 50.8 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 piece depicts a newspaper page from the Boston Globe, September 11, 2002, listing the names of the 9/11 victims. A red-and-black sphere shape of acrylic is painted on top of the paper with the number 1517.
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.