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Tuesday 29 January 2013 U.S.P.S. commemorates 1913 Armory Show

The U.S. Postal Service will commemorate 12 important modern artists and their works 100 years after the groundbreaking Armory Show opened in New York in 1913.

The 12 stamps called Modern Art in America, 1913 - 1931, will be released on March 7, 2013. The masterpieces, all created between 1912 and 1931 are Stuart Davis's House and Street; Charles Demuth's I Saw the Figure 5 in Gold; Aaron Douglas' The Prodigal Son, Arthur Dove's Fog Horns, Marcel Duchamp's Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2—the most talked-about work at the Armory Show of 1913—Marsden Hartley's Painting, Number 5, John Marin's Sunset, Maine Coast, Gerald Murphy's Razor, Georgia O'Keeffe's Black Mesa Landscape, New Mexico / Out Back of Marie's II, Man Ray's Noire et Blanche, Charles Sheeler's American Landscape, and Joseph Stella's Brooklyn Bridge. Read more on the USPS site The Armory Show at 100: Modernism and Revolution will be published by D Giles Ltd in association with the New-York Historical Society in October 2013

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