A Florine Stettheimer Painting Makes a Rare Appearance at the Armory Show
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A Florine Stettheimer Painting Makes a Rare Appearance at the Armory Show

Deitch at the entrance of his booth. KATHERINE MCMAHON/ARTNEWS The outside of New York dealer Jeffrey Deitch’s booth at the Armory Show is bright lime green, glorious cellophane curtains are parted at its entrance, and, inside, its potent buttercream pink walls are filled with paintings. This morning, that effervescently colored space was humming with activity, as Deitch gamely welcomed collectors and journalists and well wishers to his show, “The Florine Stettheimer Collapsed Time Salon,” an update of a display of the same name that the dealer mounted 22 years ago, showing work by artists inspired by its namesake artist. That was at the precursor of the Armory Show, the Gramercy International Art Fair, an affair considerably more low-key than the current one. Florine Stettheimer, Asbury Park South, 1931. ARTNEWS At the center of the action in Deitch’s booth is a remarkable rarity, a single painting that alone is worth a visit: Asbury Park South (1920), by the inimitable Florine Stettheimer, whose rollicking, rye, and idiosyncratic canvases cut a singular path through early American modernism. Stettheimer’s story is too rich and unusual to do justice do in this brief space, but the key facts are that she and two of […]

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