Library by Bernard Zakheim

After Diego Rivera’s Man at the Crossroads mural was destroyed by its Rockefeller Center patrons for the inclusion of an image of Lenin, the Coit Tower muralists protested, picketing the tower. Sympathy for Rivera led some artists to incorporate leftist ideas and composition elements in their works. Bernard Zakheim’s Library depicts fellow artist John Langley Howard crumpling a newspaper in his left hand as he reaches for a shelved copy of Karl Marx’s Das Kapital with his right. — Wikipedia

Man at the Crossroads by Diego Rivera

A photograph of the original unfinished mural, before its destruction, was taken by Lucienne Bloch, one of Diego Rivera’s assistants. — From: Man at the Crossroads by Diego Rivera