Accession Number: C.2012.209.1
Dimensions: 82 in X 73 in
Dimensions (Metric): 208.28 cm X 185.42 cm
Credit Line: Gift of David and Rachel Stern in memory of those who perished and a salute to the people of New York City
Oil on canvas diptych painting by David Stern (b. 1956) entitled The Gatherings, 2001-2002. The painting depicts abstract human figures gathered together.
Inspired by the sight of his grieving neighbors comforting one another after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, New York City resident David Stern created a series of five paintings collectively titled The Gatherings. Together the paintings are a memorial to those who were killed on 9/11 and a tribute to those who held vigils in their honor, lit candles, and brought flowers to local firehouses and police stations that were missing personnel.