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Charles Ritchie with introduction by Ruth E. Fine
In 1981, the Gemini G.E.L. Archive at the National Gallery of Art was founded through a gift of 256 prints and sculpture editions produced by 22 contemporary artists working at the Los Angeles facility. The collection has grown extensively and is intended to include one example of each of Gemini’s published editions. Thus, the archive preserves the history of this important workshop and establishes the Gallery as a center for the study of contemporary graphic art and edition sculpture. This catalog includes highlights from recent editions, with works by John Baldessari, Mark di Suvero, Dan Flavin, Ellsworth Kelly, Elizabeth Murray, Susan Rothenberg, Richard Serra, and others. An essay discusses new approaches, geometry and abstraction, reduction, and refiguration as evident in the included works, and illustrates the inventive collaboration that has taken place at Gemini G.E.L. since its founding in 1966.