Ad Reinhardt, The Rescue of Art, 1946. Originally published by Reinhardt in Newsweek in 1946, the image shows “abstract art” rescuing “art” from being run-over (literally) by corruption, prejudice, banality and more. It is a visual critique reflecting Reinhardt’s belief that abstract art would be the answer to the contemporaneous social and cultural problems that faced art.

Ad Reinhardt, The Rescue of Art, 1946.
Originally published by Reinhardt in Newsweek in 1946, the image shows “abstract art” rescuing “art” from being run-over (literally) by corruption, prejudice, banality and more. It is a visual critique reflecting Reinhardt’s belief that abstract art would be the answer to the contemporaneous social and cultural problems that faced art.