The Modern Art Invasion. Picasso, Duchamp, and the 1013 Armory Show that Scandalized America. Modern Art, Elizabeth Lunday.

The Modern Art Invasion. Picasso, Duchamp, and the 1013 Armory Show that Scandalized America.

Guilford: Lyons Press, 2013. First Printing of the First US Edition. A Fine tight copy in a Fine dust jacket. In 1910 New York’s art scene was dull and stuck in the past—lagging considerably behind Europe. Before the century reached its midpoint, however, New York would come to dominate the art world. It seemed that in a blink of an eye New York City transformed from provincial backwater to vibrant epicenter of the art world. This incredible transformation was entirely triggered by the Armory Show, the most important art exhibit in U.S. history. Held at Manhattan’s 69th Regiment Armory in 1913, the show brought modernism to America in an unprecedented display of 1300 works by artists including Picasso, Matisse, and Duchamp, The author tells the story of the exhibition from the perspectives of organizers, contributors, viewers, and critics. Brimming with fascinating and surprising details, the book takes a fast-paced tour of life in America and Europe, peering into Gertrude Stein’s famous Paris salon, sitting in at the fabulous parties of New York socialites, and elbowing through the crowds at the Armory itself. Item #27328

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