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Nina Yankowitz papers, circa 1950-2017

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Series 8: Photographic Material , circa 1950-2010
1.3 Linear feet
Boxes 5-6

Photographic material includes photographs, copy prints, transparencies, and slides of Yankowitz, family, and friends, as well as a comprehensive view of her artwork and exhibition installations from the 1960s-2000s. Personal photographs capture Yankowitz at all stages throughout her life engaged in her work, travel, and celebrations with friends and family. Images of artwork from the 1960s include student work and her Central Park commission; 1970s images include draped, puckered, shirred, and pleated painting series, Painted Thread Readings, Dilated Grain Readings, Scanning Paint Placements, and Voices of the Eye; 1980s images include Hell's Breath tile installation, Scenario Sounds, and Shelter series; 1990s images contain oil paintings and drawings including Train/Vault, Wing, and Cantilever Boat; 2000s images contain numerous installations that incorporate a glass house, including CloudHouse. Also documented here are many public art projects Yankowitz completed from the 1980s-2000s including Tunnel Vision in the New York City subway, an interactive poetry walk in Cleveland, Ohio, Garden of Games/Garden of Scientific Ideas in Queens, New York, and American Myths at Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania. Yankowitz's husband, Barry Holden, was a collaborator on some of these projects.
Photographic material of Yankowitz, family, and friends is arranged first, followed by photographic material of artwork. Each category is arranged chronologically.
Description Container Select
Childhood and Family, 1950s
5
3
Photo Album, 1964
5
4
Yankowitz, Family, Friends, 1970s-2000s
Oversized photograph of Yankowitz housed in OV 8.
5
5-9
Nina and Susan Yankowitz, 1970s-2000s
5
10
Artwork, Photographs, 1960s-1970s
Oversized photograph of Central Park commission housed in OV 8.
5
11
Artwork, Slides, 1960s-1970s
5
16
Artwork, Slides, 1970s-1980s
5
17
Artwork, Tile Works, Photographs, 1980s
5
12
Artwork, Slides, 1980s
5
18
Artwork, Slides, 1980s-1990s
6
1
Artwork, Slides, 1980s-1990s
6
2
Artwork, Photographs, 1990s
5
13-14
Artwork, Slides, 1990s-2000s
5
15
Artwork, Slides, 2000s
6
3
Artwork, Slides, 1970s-2000s
6
4
Oversize Photographs of Yankowitz and Central Park Commission, 1969, circa 1970
8

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  • To request reproductions, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reproduction" button.