Sidney Felsen, cofounder of Gemini G.E.L., and Ruth Fine, retired curator of special projects in the modern art department at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, celebrate Gemini's upcoming 50th anniversary. Felsen joins Fine in a conversation about Gemini's unique history, Felsen's contributions to the print community, and the relationships he formed with iconic artists throughout the course of his career.
Founded in 1966, Gemini G.E.L. (Graphic Editions Limited) is an artists' workshop and publisher of limited-edition prints and sculptures. In 1981 the National Gallery of Art established the Gemini G.E.L. Archive, which functions as a study center for scholars and collectors. Artists who have been affiliated with Gemini G.E.L. over the years include a who's who of modern and contemporary art, ranging from Man Ray and Isamu Noguchi to Cecily Brown and Chris Burden. Its Melrose Avenue location has long been a magnet for artists and collectors alike.