The Armory Show Anniversary Alert: Lick This!

01/11/2013 2:43 PM |


This year marks the 100th anniversary of the first-ever Armory Show in New York, and it’s turned out to be a big deal. That fateful day brought modern art to New York and we haven’t kicked it out since. To celebrate the awesome art party that happened before any of us were born, everyone’s coming out with all types of commemorative tchotchkes to celebrate the event. We expect more to come in the months ahead, and we’ll alert you as they come out.

This week, the post office is giving you modern art stamps. Yep, for the very few people who still mail things, the United States Postal Service has unveiled “Modern Art in America 1913-1931”, featuring teensy, sticky versions of Georgia O’Keeffe, Marcel Duchamp, and Man Ray, among others. Personally, I’m a fan of the Marsden Hartley’s stamp; it shows Portrait of a German Officer, a cubist-inspired portrait of Marsden’s German lover, killed in battle. That’s not the type of thing you’ll usually find on a stamp, and I’ll gladly lick that over a run-of-the-mill liberty bell any day of the week.