Each signature may be linked to the others by up to 53 thematic connections. Some are common to many signatures; others highlight unusual, yet notable, associations and interests. Friendships are not represented because so many signers were friends. Go to "The Bohemians" to view and interact with all 53 connections.
The groundbreaking Armory Show of 1913 was the first large-scale exhibition showcasing modern European art in the United States. Works by Cezanne, Picasso, Matisse and scores of other artists lined the walls of the 69th Regiment Armory on Lexington Avenue between East 25th and 26th Streets, where a series of galleries had been installed to house paintings and sculptures by over 300 artists. Perhaps the painting that garnered the most attention from the mass media during the exhibition was Marcel Duchamp's Nude Decending a Staircase, a Cubist-Futurist canvas that was unlike anything American audiences had ever seen in person. Organized by the American group the Association of Painters and Sculptors, the Armory Show also featured numerous works by American artists, including bookshop door signatories William Gropper, James Earle Fraser, and Tony Sarg.