Francis M. Naumann
FRANCIS M. NAUMANN is a gallery owner and Duchamp scholar. His most recent book, The Recurrent, Haunting Ghost: Essays on the Art, Life and Legacy of Marcel Duchamp (New York: Readymade Press), was published in September 2012.
OCT 2015 | Critics Page
In 1979, I learned that the archives of author Henri-Pierre Roché (1879 1959) were in the collection of the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC) at the University of Texas at Austin.
NOV 2012 | Art
During the winter of 2008 2009, the city of Buenos Aires hosted the first exhibition devoted to Marcel Duchamp held in Argentina, meant, essentially, to commemorate the artists nine-month sojourn there in 1918 19.
SEPT 2013 | Critics Page
The notion of what constitutes a work of art is as old as the concept of art itself. We were under the impression that we had it all figured out until the early years of the 20th century, when, adopting a pseudonym, a 29-year-old French artist submitted a commercially manufactured object to an art exhibition in New York and forced us to ask the question all over again.