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Chelsea Jeans Memorial from the World Trade Center Attacks, September 11, 2001

Object Number: 
2002.85.1.deacc
Date: 
2001
Medium: 
Wood, paint, ash, clothing, plastic hangers
Dimensions: 
overall: 50 sq.ft.
Description: 
Memorial shrine consisting of the contents of the front displays of the Chelsea Jeans store covered in dust from 9/11/2001
Gallery Label: 
David Cohen, owner of Chelsea Jeans, a clothing store located at Broadway and Fulton Streets, created this memorial from merchandise on display in his store when debris from the terrorist attacks severely damaged his inventory on the morning of September 11, 2001. Cohen sealed ash-covered Ralph Lauren sweaters and shirts, Levi's jeans, sweatshirts, and also paper and receipts blown from offices in the World Trade Center in a fifty-square-foot glass tableau in an effort to provide an unmediated reminder of the events of September 11.
Credit Line: 
Gift of David and Sabine Cohen
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group