The Florine Stettheimer Collapsed Time Salon at the Armory Show

The Florine Stettheimer Collapsed Time Salon is presented in homage to the artist and saloniste Florine Stettheimer (1871-1944), whose remarkable life and work has influenced many artists. The Salon will be presented as a special project at The Armory Show, New York, from March 2 – 5, 2017.


The first Florine Stettheimer Collapsed Time Salon was staged at the Gramercy Hotel Art Fair in 1995 in the hotel’s penthouse. The space was decorated with cellophane curtains, Doric columns, and white furniture with gold trim to evoke the atmosphere of the Stettheimer salon in her Beaux Arts Building studio. Artists whose work channeled Stettheimer, including Jane Kaplowitz, Elizabeth Peyton, and Jeff Koons were invited to display their work. There was a program of salon talks led by Francis Naumann. We were fortunate to be able to borrow some extraordinary paintings by Florine Stettheimer herself from Columbia University and private collections. Later that year, a definitive Stettheimer retrospective was presented at the Whitney Museum, curated by Elisabeth Sussman and Barbara J. Bloemink. Since then there has been an increasing awareness of Stehttheimer’s work and a deepening engagement with her legacy by contemporary artists.


The Armory Show, the successor to the Gramercy Park Hotel Art Fair, asked Jeffrey Deitch to present an updated version of The Florine Stettheimer Collapsed Time Salon for their March 2017 show. Some great artists have emerged since 1995 whose work connects with Florine Stehttheimer’s distinctive artistic vision. The original participants in the project and some of the most exciting artists of the new generation have been invited to display their work in this year’s salon. Ricky Clifton and Jane Kaplowitz will be coordinating the decoration of the salon in a Stettheimer inspired style. Artists, curators, and art historians will be invited to lead discussions.

Start Date

March 2, 2017

End Date

March 5, 2017


12:00 PM - 08:00 PM


Piers 92 & 94, New York, NY

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The Armory Show

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