The Armory Show at 100: America’s Introduction to Modern Art

This year we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the famed 1913 Armory Show. The seminal show was originally held in the 69th Regiment Armory at Lexington & 25th Street, just across the street from Swann’s current location, and is noted for including works of Impressionism, Fauvism and Cubism–most memorably Marcel Duchamp’s Nude Descending a Staircase and Paul Cézanne’s Hill of the Poor (View of the Domaine Saint Joseph). A truly groundbreaking exhibit, the Armory Show influenced a new generation of American artists and collectors to create an independent visual language.
The original poster for the 1913 Armory Show.
In conjunction with the centennial, Swann will auction works by the artists featured in the 1913 show in October 2013. We are currently accepting quality consignments of works by Archipenko, Bellows, Bluemner, Cassatt, Cézanne, Degas, Delacroix, Duchamp, Gauguin, Glackens, van Gogh, Goya, Hassam, Hopper, Léger, Luks, Manet, Matisse, Munch, Picasso, Pissarro, Prendergast, Redon, Renoir, Seurat, Sloan, Stella, Toulouse-Lautrec, Vallotton, Villon, Vuillard, Whistler and Zorach, and others in the historical exhibition that introduced New York City and America to Modern Art. 

Marcel Duchamp, Nude Descending a Staircase
The deadline to consign is July 15, 2013. For complimentary estimates, contact Todd Weyman, Director, Prints & Drawings, at tweyman@swanngalleries.com.