By Jonathon Keats
“We will show New York something they never dreamed of,” the artist Walt Kuhn wrote his wife in October of 1912. He was writing from France, where he’d just “landed a batch of Cezanne and Gauguin”, paintings he intended to include in an exhibition he was co-organizing at the 69th Regiment Armory on Lexington and 25th. The show opened four months later, and, just as Kuhn expected, New Yorkers were scandalized. . . .
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