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The Haymarket, Sixth Avenue

John Sloan

American Art

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.
MEDIUM Oil on canvas
DATES 1907
DIMENSIONS 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)
SIGNATURE Signed lower left: "John Sloan .07"
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. Harry Payne Whitney
RIGHTS STATEMENT iI public domain: published prior to 1923 (New York's Art War, in The World, 2/2/1908).
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CAPTION 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 , 23.60 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 23.60_SL1.jpg)
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