We are very honored by Artnet’s selection of Gemini G.E.L. as lucky #13 of Art Basel’s 25 best booths! What a great way to start the fair.
Tour the works on view in our booth!
Art | Basel Hall 2.0 Booth Q5
Gemini G.E.L. is pleased to announce our participation in Art | 45 | Basel Thursday, June 19 through Sunday, June 22.
This year the Edition Sector will be showcased on the ground floor. We look forward to seeing you in our new location…
Hall 2.0, Booth Q5
Debuting new editions by:
In conjunction with his recent publication release at Gemini G.E.L., we are pleased to present a short film of Allen Ruppersberg playing his monumental work, Great Speckled Bird, through a vintage player piano. And, please be sure to visit us at Art Basel 2014… Hall 2.0, Booth Q5. June 19-22 (preview June 17 and 18).
Allen Ruppersberg: Great Speckled Bird, 2013
We are pleased to present Great Speckled Bird, Allen Ruppersberg’s first collaboration with the Gemini G.E.L. workshop. Screenprinted onto a player piano roll perforated with a Southern hymn of the same name, the print spans over 20 feet, and has been divided by the artist into 4 panels for ease of printing and presentation. Great Speckled Bird captures a nostalgic vision of American cultural heritage: American folk songs, transcribed anonymously, are combined by Ruppersberg with vintage hotel stationary and screenprinted across the roll in a sequence according to Ruppersberg’s formal decisions.
Ruppersberg has consistently pushed the expressionistic resonance of conceptual, narrative and appropriated art. The use of collected hotel stationary recurs as a frequent component in Ruppersberg’s work and implicitly ties the narrative of his oeuvre to a peripatetic dissemination of Americana. Ruppersberg has been intrinsically tied to Los Angeles since the 1960s, and his influential presence among LA’s community of conceptual artists continues to grow. The subject of over 60 solo exhibitions worldwide, Ruppersberg currently has an exhibition at the Marc Selwyn Gallery in Beverly Hills, and has had previous LA exhibitions at the Margo Leavin Gallery, as well as at Greene Naftali in New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and New York’s Whitney Museum and New Museum, among many others.
FRANK GEHRY AT GEMINI
Frank Gehry’s “New Sculpture & Prints, with a Survey of Past Projects” opens at Gemini in just two days! Join us for the opening this Friday (7/12) from 6-8p.
Frank Gehry, Memory of Sophie Calle’s Flower, 2012, cast urethane with wood pedestal. Urethane: 24 x 23 x 18 inches, Pedestal: 45 1/2 x 17 x 17 inches. Edition of 28.
Vogue highlights work by Gemini collaborating artists Cecily Brown, Ellsworth Kelly and Julie Mehretu among this spring’s notable New York gallery exhibitions.
The Gemini team enjoyed an exciting week with Richard Serra in town for the opening of his new drawings at Gagosian Gallery. He spent a lot of time at Gemini signing prints and starting new ones. Here is a photo re-cap of his visit.
(with Sidney B. Felsen, master printer Xavier Fumat, printer Isaac Osher, printer Garrett Metz)