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