Accession Number: C.2014.404.1
Dimensions: 19.5 in X 18 in
Dimensions (Metric): 49.53 cm X 45.72 cm
Credit Line: Gift of the artist, in celebration of the resilient American spirit
Fresh Kills: Elegy XXIV
Framed collage titled Fresh Kills: Elegy XXIV by John Schweitzer. This piece depicts an image of two lighted candles next to each other, recalling the Twin Towers. A piece of red paper is overlapped in the lower right corner, and a piece of torn black paper is in the upper left.
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.