In 1966, the print workshop Gemini G.E.L. opened its doors in Los Angeles. In the fifty years since, the shop became renowned for not only the quality of its work, but also the roster of internationally celebrated artists who came to work with Gemini. A new exhibition at LACMA, The Serial Impulse at Gemini G.E.L. opens September 11th and will put on display 15 print series, from seminal works by Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, and Frank Stella to more recent series by Richard Serra and Julie Mehretu.

We spoke with Gemini Co-Founder Sidney Felsen in advance of the exhibit.

Gemini Co-Founder Sidney Felsen

Felsen with Rauschenberg piece
Co-Founder Sidney Felsen with a Rauschenberg piece entitled “Booster”. Photo by Susie Goodman.

 

Felsen with hat collection
Co-Founder Sidney Felsen with hat collection. Photo by Susie Goodman.

Scroll down to see examples of prints from various artists created at Gemini G.E.L.

Josef Albers

Josef Albers

Man Ray

Man Ray

Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein

Susan Rothenberg

Susan Rothenberg

Elizabeth Murray

Elizabeth Murray

Frank Stella

Frank Stella

John Baldessari

John Baldessari

Ed Ruscha

Ed Ruscha

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