“Friends and Enemies” Celebrate the #1913ArmoryShow

New-York Historical Society
Mar 18, 2013 9:36PM

On March 8, 1913, nearly three weeks after the opening of the Armory Show and with only a week left before it closed in New York, the artists who organized the show arranged a beefsteak dinner at Healy’s Restaurant at 66th Street and Columbus Avenue for “our friends and enemies of the press.” According to newspaper accounts, it was an evening of bacchanalian hilarity: between courses, young women sang and danced, and so did the “giantesque and solemnal” artist D. Putnam Brinley, performing the turkey trot, the tango, and even the can-can with diminutive sculptor Jo Davidson.

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