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The Art and Life of Marcel Duchamp

A Collision of the Personal and Professional

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The Art and Life
of Marcel Duchamp

A Collision of the Personal and Professional

The Baker Museum of Artis—Naples welcomes New York City gallery owner and author Francis M. Naumann for an exploration of the art and life of Marcel Duchamp—a ground-breaking (if not controversial) artist of the 20th century.

Gain insights into the museum's exhibition The Duchamp Family of Artists, running January 4—April 6, 2014.

Francis M. Naumann

Francis M. Naumann

Francis M. Naumann is an independent scholar, curator and gallery owner, specializing in the art of the Dada and Surrealist periods.  He is author of numerous articles, exhibition catalogues and books, including New York Dada 1915-25 (Harry N. Abrams, 1994), Marcel Duchamp: The Art of Making Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction (Harry N. Abrams, 1999), Wallace Putnam (Harry N. Abrams, 2002) and, most recently, Conversion to Modernism: The Early Work of Man Ray (Rutgers University Press, 2002).  In 1996, he organized "Making Mischief: Dada Invades New York" for the Whitney Museum of American Art, and in 1997, "Beatrice Wood: A Centennial Tribute" for the American Craft Museum in New York. His most recent book is The Recurrent, Haunting Ghost: Essays on the Art, Life and Legacy of Marcel Duchamp (Readymade Press, 2012). He currently owns and operates his own gallery in New York City, which specializes in art from the Dada and Surrealist periods, as well as work by contemporary artists who possess related aesthetic sensibilities.

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