DoppelHouse author and Duchamp scholar Francis Naumann published an article in The Brooklyn Rail that condemns an Anti-Semitic “art-criticism” book that made its way onto Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and… Read more Francis Naumann’s stunning take-down of white supremacist art historians in The Brooklyn Rail →
Founder and editor of Vasari21, Ann Landi placed Francis M. Naumann’s memoir, Mentors: The Making of an Art Historian, at the top of her suggested summer reading list. Landi has… Read more Arts writer Ann Landi recommends Mentors for Summer Reading →
On October 24th, Francis Naumann Fine Art hosted a night for Beatrice Wood Remembers, a documentary film featuring the prolific ceramic artist, whose intriguing life spanned over a century. Guests… Read more Beatrice Wood at Francis Naumann Fine Art →
“[Francis M.] Naumann’s writing is entertaining and authentic. He sings the praises of those who formed his own character as well as embraces their flaws. From the bordellos to the… Read more Seattle Book Review: Mentors is “riveting” →
“Mentors is an accessible and richly detailed celebration of intense cross-generational exchanges between individuals who champion and challenge each other.”
On his blog Triumph of the Now, reviewer Scott Manley Hadley discusses the many intriguing aspects of Mentors, a forthcoming memoir by art historian and scholar Francis M. Naumann: “An odd but consistently engaging text about academic mentorship, about art, about art history, about writing, about ageing, about illness, about artists and ….
Francis M. Naumann, contributor to The Artist, The Censor, and The Nude: A Tale of Morality and Appropriation, is a scholar, curator, and art dealer in New York, specializing in the art of the Dada movement.