The Haymarket, Sixth Avenue
On View: American Art Galleries, 5th Floor, The City and the Rise of the Modern Woman, 1900–1945
The 1908 exhibition in which John Sloan’s The Haymarket, Sixth Avenue was shown drew headlines in New York (see illustration). Exhibited with the work of his colleagues in an artist group called The Eight, The Haymarket was especially provocative because it showed lavishly dressed women entering a well-known dance hall unaccompanied by male companions. These women were independent and pleasure-seeking, defying society’s expectations. This type of realism in art shocked many viewers who were accustomed to idealizing and genteel subjects.
Oil on canvas
26 1/8 x 34 13/16 in. (66.3 x 88.5 cm)
frame: 34 1/8 x 42 13/16 x 3 1/8 in. (86.7 x 108.7 x 7.9 cm) (show scale)
Signed lower left: "John Sloan .07"
Gift of Mrs. Harry Payne Whitney
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John Sloan (American, 1871-1951). The Haymarket, Sixth Avenue, 1907. Oil on canvas, 26 1/8 x 34 13/16 in. (66.3 x 88.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Harry Payne Whitney
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