Since its first edition in 1913 and the sensational unveiling of Marcel Duchamp’s Nude Descending a Staircase, the Armory Show has been a showcase for the avant-garde. One hundred years later, the exhibitors seem to be relying equally on safe bets (in Pier 92) and new trends (Pier 94), with old favorites—Robert Indiana, Arthur Dove, Elie Nadelman, Alfred Jensen, Joseph Beuys, Keith Haring—mixing with the new art world darlings like Doug and Mike Starn, Michelle Grabner, Chen Haiyan, Romuald Hazoumè, Jonathan Meese and Aiko Hachisuka.
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