During the original Armory Show in 1913, Marcel Duchamp’s Nude Descending a Staircase was the most controversial artwork on display. One hundred years later, this painting is remembered as an integral player in bringing Modern art to America, which we could argue was a success, as it is now fit for print on U.S. postage.
To commemorate the centennial anniversary of the original Armory Show, the United States Postal Service has created a special edition of stamps honoring modern artists and their works—Duchamp’s, in addition to eleven others—all created between 1912 and 1931, which will debut at the opening of our fair on March 7th.
The stamp sheet is accompanied with a quote by Duchamp along with information about each artist, including Stuart Davis, Charles Demuth, Aaron Douglas, Arthur Dove, Duchamp, Marsden Hartley, John Marin, Gerald Murphy, Georgia O’Keeffe, Man Ray, Charles Sheeler, Joseph Stella.
More information here.