Sep 29, 2022 - Sale 2615

Sale 2615 - Lot 23

Price Realized: $ 2,125
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
(ART.) Invitation to the formal opening of the 1913 Armory Show, the first major modern art exhibition in America. Engraved card, 4 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches, blank on verso; minor staining, minimal wear. [New York], 17 February 1913

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The International Exhibition of Modern Art, more commonly remembered as "the Armory Show," was held at New York's 69th Regiment Armory from 15 February to 15 March 1913. It introduced a broader American audience to controversial European artists such as Duchamp, Matisse, and Cézanne. The reaction of mainstream critics was generally vicious, but its importance continues to resonate, including a November 2013 anniversary auction of Armory artists at Swann (which is located across the street from the Armory). None traced at auction; one is held by the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art as part of the papers of organizer Walt Kuhn.