Downtown Manhattan was uncharacteristically peaceful and quiet on the days immediately following the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Traffic was at a lull, taxis were empty, and typically obnoxious New Yorkers were politely cautious, dazed and confused. Except for Ground Zero and the immediate vicinity of various trauma centers, the normally bustling sidewalks were practically deserted, save for random pockets where small crowds gathered to stare in shock and despair at the missing-person fliers that had cropped up overnight. Although the impromptu tributes were not art, we crowded around them as if they were. Of the approximately 90,000 posters lining walls, store windows, and train stations and sprouting from lampposts, ATM machines, and phone booths, 200 have been collected and framed to comprise a... More >>>