"We are pleased to inform you that "Tragedy 9/11," a mixed-media painting by our preeminent artist Elena Keller, was recently purchased by the US National September Memorial Museum in New York City. This museum serves as the country's principal institution concerned with exploring the implications of the events of September 11, 2001 documenting the impact of those events and exploring their continuing significance
The artwork was conceived in the immediate aftermath of the 11th of September in 2001. The terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York made a long-lasting impression on Elena Keller who was working on this seminal painting for almost a year. Finished in the summer of the next year, "Tragedy 9/11" enjoyed the wide international exposure and acclaim. It was on display at the State Russian Museum in St.Petersburg (Russia) during the Keller solo exhibition in March 2003. In 2018, the Director and the Curator of the collections at the US National September 11 Memorial Museum expressed keen interest in this work, and after visiting the artist's studio they decided to purchase the painting for the museum's art collection.
Congratulations to Elena on purchasing her work by an important and well-visited New York museum collection -- another addition to the impressive list of her artworks in museums worldwide!
Ms. Keller's biography and selected works please see;