The Artist Observed
'The spirit of Gemini is best captured by the word 'collaboration.' It's about artists and printers working hand in hand to create works of art. This same spirit prevails when I take photos. There's a trust extended by the artists, allowing me to share so many special moments with them.' -Sidney Felsen
'Recently, watching Ken Burns's captivating television documentary jazz, I did revel in my music. I was dumbfounded by the latent power of those old grainy images-so contextually rich-as each decade danced to life on the faces of legendary names. And yes, it's jazz that brings me to Sidney B. Felsen. Sidney's photographs are like the best of those that enlivened Burns's story of American music-imparting pungent memories of time and place.'
-Constance W. Glenn
Artists from Bruce Nauman and architect Frank Gehry (who also designed the Gemini Studios in 1979) to the American masters Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, and Roy Lichtenstein became subjects for Sid Felsen's camera. In 2001 the National Gallery in Washington opened an exhibition celebrating the prints of Gemini GEL and Sidney Felsen's portraits of the artists at work.
Sidney B. Felsen, Constance W. Glenn, Robert Rauschenberg, Claes Oldenburg, Richard Serra, Frank Stella, David Hockney, Roy Lichtenstein, Sam Francis, Wallace Berman, Edward Kienholz, Vija Celmins, Michael Heizer, Elizabeth Murray, Jasper Johns, Ellsworth Kelly, James Rosenquist, Allen Ginsberg, Ann Hamilton, Frank Gehry, Mark di Suvero, Philip Guston, Bruce Nauman, Henry Geldzahler, Robert Gober, Jonathan Borofsky, Dorothea Rockburne, Isamu Noguchi, William Burroughs, Ken Price, Brice Marden, Edward Ruscha, Susan Rothenberg, John Baldessari, Richard Diebenkorn, Robert Graham, Malcolm Morley