LACMA Fetes 50 Years Of Gemini GEL

gelf82143772e32bc2115134fb8bacaafe2_3d5bebde46c48c9967d114af3cacf2642000x1420_quality99_o_1asdf3nplhv6ei9aqqghke1laThe second stop of a major exhibition has opened in Los Angeles as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of Gemini GEL (Graphic Editions Limited), the fine art print workshop and distributor in the city. The Serial Impulse at Gemini GEL (11 September-2 January 2017) at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, features a few changes from its first appearance at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, last autumn. Pictured is Roy Lichtenstein carving into a wood block for “Head, 1980,” at Gemini GEL.

In California, 15 series are on view created at Gemini by 15 artists (two fewer than the NGA show) with some works from the museum’s own holdings swapped in. Lacma has also added the White Line Squares (1966) prints by Josef Albers—Gemini’s first published series, which were shown at the museum shortly after they had been completed. “They’re variations on his well-known Homage to the Square series of paintings,” says Leslie Jones, Lacma’s curator of prints and drawings.

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