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The rescue of art, ca. 1946, from the Ad Reinhardt papers, 1927-1968

The rescue of art, ca. 1946

Reinhardt, Ad, 1913-1967

Item Information

Title: The rescue of art

Date: ca. 1946

Physical Details: 1 clipping : ill. ; 11 x 09 cm.

Description: This is a reproduction of a collage drawing by Reinhardt, entitled The rescue of art or A timeless political cartoon, which was originally published in Newsweek, August 12, 1946.

The image shows a young man (labeled "abstract art") racing to save a girl (labeled "art") who is standing on train tracks while a train (labeled "banality", "prejudice", "linguistic stereotypes", "drink", "inferiority complexes", "corruption", "money-grubbing" and "sin") bears down on her.

Creator: Reinhardt, Ad, 1913-1967

Forms part of: Ad Reinhardt papers, 1927-1968

Rights Statement: U.S. public domain

Citation: The rescue of art, ca. 1946. Ad Reinhardt papers, 1927-1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Digital ID: 12323