For the next four days the international modern and contemporary art world will once again convene in New York for The Armory Show at Piers 92 and 94 — the biggest art fair in this city and one of the most important and highly anticipated in the world. We find this year to be particularly exciting because it is the 100th anniversary of the 1913 Armory Show, from which the current annual exhibition takes its name and also its inspiration. The groundbreaking 1913 Armory Show, its official title was the “International Exhibition of Modern Art”, featured for the first time some of the most avant-garde, and considered by many completely shocking, European painting and sculpture alongside contemporary American work. Marcel Duchamp, Henri Matisse, Constantin Brancusi, Pablo Picasso + Edward Hopper, Stuart Davis, George Bellows, James Abbott McNeill Whistler represent just a fraction of the artists shown. It is widely believed that this show was one of the most influential and impactful on American art. If only to have been there…