Sunday, October 14, 2012

Twin Towers

Twin Towers series

In 2001, shocked by the 9/11 disaster but at the same time inspired by the amazing images of destruction, I decided to resume painting with a series of canvases documenting the event based on published imagery. Several are illustrated below.

Twin Towers: The Strike (2002) nfs

The destruction of the World Trade Center in New York on September 11 2001 was truly horrifying in its human, social and physical aspects. The widespread documentation of this event and its aftermath produced a variety of graphic images of unprecedented power and intensity that time has only magnified. 
Twin Towers: The Collapse (2002)

Twin Towers: The Plume (2002)
Twin Towers: The Last Post (2002)
After the months long clearing of the World Trade Center site, one scarred but surviving basement column stood for a while before eventual removal

The Prints
In 2004/5 I followed up the paintings with a suite of color monoprints based on the first and last paintings: Twin Towers: the Strike and the Last Post


The Last Post

all prints are for sale

text and images ©Richard D. Perry All rights reserved

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