Photo credit: Provided by donor
Accession Number: C.2023.4.3
Dimensions: 125 in X 52 in
Dimensions (Metric): 317.5 cm X 132.08 cm
Credit Line: Gift of Michal and Joshua Garren
Acrylic on paper painting titled Tower 1 (2001-2002) by Anthony Graviano (b. 1968). The painting depicts a portion of the steel facade at Ground Zero, aluminum cladding still attached at the top. Tower 1 accompanies a second painting, titled Tower 2. The pair is conceived of as a diptych.
On September 11, 2001, and for months thereafter, New York based artist Anthony Graviano made regular visits to Ground Zero. He was awed by the sight of the colossal remnants of the steel structures. Back in his studio, he would translate those scenes of devastation into paintings.