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"Parade" P.2-

enough at a symphony concert - during the playing of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony " (which had nothing to do with the mood) - I suddenly saw the scene clearly in my mind - The hands seen through the arches of a concrete bridge. That seemed to give it a tomb-like character - To further heighten the effect I put in the foreground the vapors arising from a sewer-vent, and the crack in the bridge was to symbolize that the foundations of our society were cracking.
   The only depression picture I painted. [I planned a similar one during World War II, a protest again war - but it never materialized - I felt, I guess, nothing I could do would halt the destruction of young men (I believed in our participation in the war, but hated war itself) - I also felt I would get myself & dealer in trouble if I exhibited such a picture - and to no purpose" - So the impulse dissipated into nothing -] -
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