Your Armory Show headline of the day: from the New York American, Feb. 20, 1913. The article continues with a quote from a patron to the exhibit who makes this observation of a Francis Picabia painting (possibly Dances at the Spring): “The whole thing reminds me of a cat having fits in a patch of tomatoes.”
From page 105 of Walt Kuhn scrapbook of press clippings documenting the Armory Show, vol. 1, 1913. Walt Kuhn, Kuhn family papers, and Armory Show records, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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