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Jason Andrew and Midori Yamamura

Mark and Dot: The Friendship of Jack Tworkov and Yayoi Kusama

The Evening Lecture Series is free and open to the public. With inquiries, please contact Kara Carmack at kcarmack@nyss.org.

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L to R: Yayoi Kusama with one of her Infinity Net paintings in New York, c.1961. Image courtesy: Ota Fine Arts © 2022 YAYOI KUSAMA. Used by permission; Jack Tworkov in his Provincetown studio, 1960. © 2022 Arnold Newman / Getty Images.

Jason Andrew is the founding partner at Artist Estate Studio, LLC, the entity that manages the estates of Jack Tworkov and Elizabeth Murray, among others. He is the editor of the catalogue raisonné of works by Jack Tworkov and, over the past 20 years, he has organized historic exhibitions and published extensively on the life and work of the artist.

Midori Yamamura, Ph.D., is the Alcaly/Bodian Distinguished CUNY Scholar, the Advanced Research Collaborative (ARC), The CUNY Graduate Center and the Associate Professor of Art History, Department of Art at CUNY Kingsborough. She is the author of Yayoi Kusama: Inventing the Singular (MIT Press, 2015) and co-editor and a contributor to Visual Representations of the Cold War and Postcolonial Struggles: Arts in East and Southeast Asia (Routledge: 2021).

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