Paul Franklin

American Literature/Modern Books and Manuscripts


Paul B. Franklin is an independent scholar who lives and works in Paris. He earned his doctorate in art history from Harvard University in 1999. Since 2000, he has been the editor-in-chief of Étant donné Marcel Duchamp, an annual, bilingual (French and English), scholarly journal devoted to the life and work of the French-born artist. During his time at the Beinecke Library, he will prepare the forthcoming issue of the journal, which will examine the relationship between Duchamp and Katherine Dreier, one of his principal patrons.

In addition to his extensive publications on Duchamp, Franklin is an active journalist. From 2000 to 2004, he was managing editor, director of research, and a regular contributor to Nest Magazine, a quarterly American review focused on interior design. He also writes frequently for Art in Americaand Paris Notes.
Franklin’s publications include, among others: Marcel Duchamp and Robert Lebel: The Extant Correspondence (Los Angeles: Getty Research Institute, forthcoming 2009); Marcel Duchamp,Duchamp du signe, suivi par Notes, co-edited with Anne and Michel Sanouillet and Paul Matisse (Paris: Flammarion, forthcoming 2008); Rooms: The Photographic Work of Derry Moore, co-edited with Joseph Holtzman (New York: Rizzoli, 2006); and Suzanne Demisch, Maria Pergay: Between Ideas and Design, editor (New York: Demisch and Danant Gallery, 2006).

Visiting Fellow
Trailblazing the Modern: Marcel Duchamp, Katherine Drier, and the Societe Anonyme, Inc., Museum of Modern Art: 1920
Visiting Fellow


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