One hundred years ago today in 1913, an art exhibition opened in New York City that shocked the country, changed our perception of beauty and had a profound effect on artists and collectors.
The International Exhibition of Modern Art — which came to be known, simply, as the Armory Show
— marked the dawn of Modernism in America.
posted by flapjax at midnite
on Feb 19, 2013 -
The San Francisco Armory
, was built in 1914 and its 200,000 square feet spans an entire city block. For 30 years empty, abandoned, defunct, its imposing architecture, modeled on a Moorish castle
, has long been an unsettling and intriguing curiosity for local residents. But new life will at least be breathed into this historic monument: the Armory has been purchased by Kink.com
[nsfw], a fetish porn studio that will soon begin filming within its walls
posted by bukharin
on Jan 11, 2007 -