911 Art

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We never did get a Guernica equivalent for the September 11 attacks. Maybe because we don’t have a Picasso, perhaps because painting just doesn’t matter as much, or possibly because the images themselves are powerful enough. Cartoonists and sculptors did some really good 9/11 art, but painters, not so much.

It’s interesting, that on the anniversary of the September 11 attack we have a Nobel Peace prize winning American president being talked out of war by a so called Russian tyrant. What is it about September that gets the psychopaths of the world all excited about spilling blood?

september elever art

Gregory Hilton – WTC/Mosque Series #1345 – heat transfer on wooden panel. See his website here.

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Parker Lanier. I mentioned Parker earlier. See his website here.

eric fischl sculpture

Eric Fischl – Tumbling Woman. I really like this work. See the artist’s website here.

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Miya Ando – 9/11 sculpture using steel from the building. See the artist’s website here.

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Johnny Ryan – Soft 9/11. I can understand why people would think these plush toys trivialize the September 11 attacks but I think they’re awesome. See the artist’s website here.

september 11 attack painting

12 year old Pearl Newman did this 9/11 work. Love it!

cartoonist peter lewis 911

Peter Lewis – Osama Bin Laden. See the cartoonist’s website here.

Have I missed any really good 9/11 art? See how Pablo Picasso dealt with a crisis. And lets remember building 7 too ;-)

About Dion

Australian artist and observer of things.. all kinds of things. I like a wide variety of art, from the weird and wonderful to the bold and beautiful.. and everything in between.


  1. Hi, Dion

    This what happened to Miya Ando’s After 9/11.
    They should have found a better artist to design the memorial.

  2. These are some amazing pieces, I’m definitely surprised that there aren’t more paintings.

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