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Siden Gallery records, 1962-1970, bulk 1962-1972

Creator:
Siden Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Siden, Franklin  Search this
Rauschenberg, Robert  Search this
Gemini G.E.L. (Firm)  Search this
Brooke Alexander, Inc.  Search this
Theme:
Art Gallery Records  Search this
Art Market  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15633
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)281971
AAA_collcode_sidegall
Theme:
Art Gallery Records
Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_281971

Siden Gallery records

Creator:
Siden Gallery  Search this
Names:
Brooke Alexander, Inc.  Search this
Gemini G.E.L. (Firm)  Search this
Rauschenberg, Robert, 1925-2008  Search this
Siden, Franklin  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet
0.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1962-1970, 1996
bulk 1962-1970
Summary:
The records of the Siden Gallery measure 0.4 linear feet and date from 1962 to 2007. The records document the history of the gallery through correspondence; artist files consisting of resumes, correspondence, and photographs; general exhibition announcements and catalogs for the gallery; exhibition announcements and catalogs created by Multiples, Inc., Brooke Alexander Inc., and Gemini G.E.L.; and photographs of artists and artwork. There is a 0.2 linear foot unprocessed addition to this collection donated in 2022 that includes exhibition announcements and invitations. Materials dates from circa 1964-1998. Also included is a handwritten artist's statement by Robert Rauschenberg, November 14, 1962.
Scope and Contents:
The records of the Siden Gallery measure 0.4 linear feet and date from 1964 to 2007. The records document the history of the gallery through correspondence; artist files consisting of resumes, correspondence, and photographs; general exhibition announcements and catalogs for the gallery; exhibition announcements and catalogs created by Multiples, Inc., Brooke Alexander Inc., and Gemini G.E.L.; and photographs of artists and artwork.
Arrangement:
the collection is arranged into one series

Series 1: Siden Gallery records, 1964-1972, 1996, 2007(0.4 linear feet; Box 1)
Biographical / Historical:
Siden Gallery was an art gallery in, Detroit, Michigan, founded by Franklin Siden. The gallery was established in 1962 and closed in 1994. The gallery specialized in American artists, both contemporary and print market.
Provenance:
Donated in 2008 and 2022 by Harriet Siden, Franklin Siden's widow.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- Michigan
Citation:
Siden Gallery records, 1964-1972, 1996, 2007. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.sidegall
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Siden Gallery records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw94452eb95-ba4a-4b85-b511-409fea3fc863
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-sidegall

Oral history interview with Sidney B. Felsen, 2009 Oct. 23-Nov. 20

Interviewee:
Felsen, Sidney B., 1924-  Search this
Interviewer:
Drohojowska-Philp, Hunter  Search this
Subject:
Gemini G.E.L. (Firm)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Publishers -- California -- Los Angeles -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15747
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)287072
AAA_collcode_felsen09
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_287072
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Stanley and Elyse Grinstein papers, 1937-2010

Creator:
Grinstein, Stanley, 1927-2014  Search this
Grinstein, Elyse, 1929-2006  Search this
Subject:
Gehry, Frank O.  Search this
Glass, Philip  Search this
Hockney, David  Search this
Gemini G.E.L. (Firm)  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Women architects  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17445
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)386714
AAA_collcode_grinstan
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_386714
Online Media:

Stanley and Elyse Grinstein papers

Creator:
Grinstein, Stanley, 1927-2014  Search this
Grinstein, Elyse, 1929-2016  Search this
Names:
Gemini G.E.L. (Firm)  Search this
Gehry, Frank O., 1929-  Search this
Glass, Philip  Search this
Hockney, David  Search this
Extent:
1.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1937-2010
Summary:
The papers of Stanley and Elyse Grinstein date from 1937-2010 and measure 1.3 linear feet. The collection documents the role the Grinsteins played in nurturing and promoting the mid-century Los Angeles art scene through personal friendships with area artists, the print studio Gemini G.E.L., and their art collecting activities. Records include biographical material, artist files including substantive letters and postcards from notable artists, musicians, writers and architects, a small amount of documentation relating to Gemini G.E.L. and Elyse Grinstein's architectural work, printed material, and a few photographs.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Stanley and Elyse Grinstein date from 1937-2010 and measure 1.3 linear feet. The collection documents the role the Grinsteins played in nurturing and promoting the mid to late twentieth century Los Angeles art scene through personal friendships with area artists, the print studio Gemini G.E.L., and their art collecting activities. Records include biographical material, artist files including substantive letters and postcards from notable artists, musicians, writers and architects, a small amount of documentation relating to Gemini G.E.L. and Elyse Grinstein's architectural work, printed material, and a few photographs.

Biographical material and letters includes records of Elyse Grinstein's education in architecture, records of parties and events at the Grinstein home from the 1980s on, and letters demonstrating the family's involvement in philanthropic and political causes. Artist files include at least one or two items, and often more, from artists, writers, composers, and performers such as letters, illustrated letters and cards, printed material, and photos indicative of the extent to which the Grinsteins were at the heart of the West Coast art scene from the 1960s on, and the warmth of the friendships the Grinsteins enjoyed with many of the artists represented in the files.

Records related to professional activities highlight some of Elyse Grinstein's other work and include a few items from Gemini G.E.L. Printed material documents exhibitions of artists including Joseph Cornell, Robert Rauschenberg, Man Ray, and others, the collecting activities of the Grinsteins, and their connections to art and performance groups such as Grand Union and the Los Angeles Fine Arts Squad. A few photographs picture artists including Lloyd Hamrol, George Herms, and choreographer Steve Paxton.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 5 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material and Letters, 1937-2008 (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 2: Artist Files, circa 1961-2010 (Box 1, OV 3; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 3: Professional Activities, 1937-1990s (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 4: Printed Material, circa 1964-circa 1988 (Boxes 1-2, OV 3; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 5: Photographs, circa 1960s-circa 1970s (Box 2; 8 folders)
Biographical / Historical:
Los Angeles art collectors and philanthropists Stanley and Elyse Grinstein were known for their patronage of West Coast artists for over forty years and were important catalysts of the nascent Los Angeles art scene.

Following their marriage in 1952, the Grinsteins began collecting art as a way to pursue a shared hobby. Stanley Grinstein (1927-2014) was the proprietor of a forklift business and Elyse Grinstein (1929-2016) had been an elementary school teacher. The couple co-founded the print studio, Gemini G.E.L., with Rosamund and Sidney B. Felsen in 1966. Through celebrated collaborations with Josef Albers, David Hockney, Ellsworth Kelly, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Rauschenberg, Richard Serra, and many others, the studio quickly became the West Coast destination for innovative printmaking.

In addition to having a passion for art, Elyse Grinstein was also an architect who earned her master's degree in architecture from the University of California Los Angeles in the 1970s, graduating at the age of 50. She interned with close friend Frank O. Gehry before forming her own company, Grinstein/Daniels, Inc., with Jeffrey Daniels. Her subsequent work included remodeling David Hockney's Hollywood Hills home, remodeling areas of the CalArts campus after the 1994 earthquake, and designing the Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant with partner Jeff Daniels in L.A.'s Koreatown. Elyse Grinstein was also a philanthropist who raised money relentlessly for art and medical institutions, and devoted time to political campaigns and other causes.

In 1965 the Grinsteins bought a house in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles and moved with their three daughters to the Rockingham Avenue home. In the ensuing years they hosted legendary parties and receptions for their friends in the art world, providing an environment that fostered the relationships and emerging ideas of the burgeoning West coast art scene and helped introduce Los Angeles artists to a wide network of East Coast and international artists. The couple also offered invaluable practical support, that often enabled artists to keep working, buying work they loved for their home, providing other occasional financial assistance, and offering free accommodation and a place to work for their out-of-town artist, writer, and musician friends.
Provenance:
The collection was donated 2017 by the Grinstein family, via Ayn Grinstein, Ellen Grinstein Perliter, and Nancy Grinstein, executors.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Architects -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Philanthropists -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Collectors -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Printers -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Women architects  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.grinstan
See more items in:
Stanley and Elyse Grinstein papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9d3a01d24-889e-4baf-94b1-b1bad1707a9b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-grinstan
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The soft screw Claes Oldenburg ; essay by Melinda Wortz with added comments by the artist

Author:
Oldenburg, Claes 1929-  Search this
Author:
Wortz, Melinda  Search this
Gemini G.E.L. (Firm)  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries Artists' Books DSI  Search this
Subject:
Oldenburg, Claes 1929- Soft screw  Search this
Physical description:
1 folded sheet in cylinder illustrations 23 cm. x 142 cm
Type:
Books
Artists' books (books).)
Artists' books
Date:
1976
Topic:
Screws in art  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.O44 G3
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_156556

Oral history interview with Sidney B. Felsen

Interviewee:
Felsen, Sidney B., 1924-  Search this
Interviewer:
Drohojowska-Philp, Hunter  Search this
Names:
Gemini G.E.L. (Firm)  Search this
Extent:
4 Items (Sound recording, master: 4 memory cards (3 hr., 10 min.), digital, 1.25 in.)
76 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2009 Oct. 23-Nov. 20
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Sidney B. Felsen conducted 2009 Oct. 23 and Nov. 20, by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp, for the Archives of American Art at Gemini G.E.L. Print Studio in Los Angeles, Calif.
Biographical / Historical:
Sidney B. Felsen (1924-) is a print publisher in Los Angeles, Calif. Felsen is founder of the Gemini G.E.L. Print Studio in Los Angeles, Calif.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Topic:
Publishers -- California -- Los Angeles -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.felsen09
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9ae71c029-2838-4260-88c4-fd77b3c3236d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-felsen09
Online Media:

Gemini G.E.L. (Firm) [Folder]

Additional name:
Gemini GEL  Search this
Gemini Graphic Editions Limited  Search this
Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Place:
Los Angeles (Calif.)
Topic:
Art Organizations  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_97655

Catalogue raisonneĢ

Author:
Gemini G.E.L. (Firm)  Search this
Subject:
Gemini G.E.L. (Firm)  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (loose-leaf) : ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
United States
Date:
1975
[1975?]
20th century
Topic:
Prints  Search this
Prints, American  Search this
Call number:
NE75 .G32
NE75.G32
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_227559

Twelve leaves

Author:
Kelly, Ellsworth 1923-2015 Twelve leaves  Search this
Gemini G.E.L. (Firm)  Search this
Subject:
Kelly, Ellsworth 1923-2015  Search this
Physical description:
[38] p. : ill., ports. ; 19 x 19 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1978
C1978
Call number:
NE539.K36 A4 1978
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_636877

Portraits at Gemini G.E.L. / [Ellsworth Kelly]

Author:
Kelly, Ellsworth 1923-2015  Search this
Axsom, Richard H. 1943-  Search this
Gemini G.E.L. (Firm)  Search this
Subject:
Kelly, Ellsworth 1923-2015  Search this
Physical description:
30 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 x 36 cm
Type:
Books
Catalogs
Date:
1990
[1990?]
Call number:
NE539.K36 A4 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_658183

Ellsworth Kelly : third curve series / Gemini G. E. L

Title:
Third curve series
Author:
Kelly, Ellsworth 1923-2015  Search this
Gemini G.E.L. (Firm)  Search this
Subject:
Kelly, Ellsworth 1923-2015-  Search this
Physical description:
[4] p. : ill ; 25 cm. + 1 card
Type:
Books
Date:
1976
C1976
Call number:
NE539.K36 A4 1976
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_896926

Claes Oldenburg : sculptures & lithographs at Gemini, 1988-91 : Apple Core, Extinguished Match, Profiterole, Sneaker Lace, Thrown Ink Bottle

Author:
Oldenburg, Claes 1929-  Search this
Gemini G.E.L. (Firm)  Search this
Subject:
Oldenburg, Claes 1929-  Search this
Physical description:
65 p. : col. ill. ; 17 cm
Type:
Books
Catalogs
Date:
1991
C1991
Call number:
N6537.O4 A4 1991
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_825628

American art : Wilfred Davis Fletcher collection / introduction, Timothy Close ; exhibition catalog entries, Heather Ferrell, Sandy Harthorn ; with contributions by Melanie Fales, Chris Schnoor

Author:
Ferrell, Heather  Search this
Harthorn, Sandy 1945-  Search this
Fletcher, Wilfred Davis  Search this
Boise Art Museum  Search this
Subject:
Fletcher, Wilfred Davis Art collections  Search this
Boise Art Museum  Search this
Gemini G.E.L. (Firm)  Search this
Physical description:
179 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
California
Northwest, Pacific
Idaho
Boise
Date:
2003
C2003
20th century
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art, Abstract  Search this
Art, Regional  Search this
Art  Search this
Call number:
N5220.F565 A44 2003
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_720524

Richard Serra at Gemini, 1993-1996

Author:
Serra, Richard 1939-  Search this
Subject:
Serra, Richard 1939-  Search this
Gemini G.E.L. (Firm) Catalogs  Search this
Physical description:
[32] p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Date:
1996
C1996
20th century
Topic:
Etching, American  Search this
Call number:
NE2012.S47 A4 1996
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_788972

Ellsworth Kelly at Gemini, 1979-1982

Author:
Kelly, Ellsworth 1923-  Search this
Gemini G.E.L. (Firm)  Search this
Subject:
Kelly, Ellsworth 1923-  Search this
Physical description:
[30] p. ; ill., (some col.), ports. ; 25 cm. + 1 sheet
Type:
Books
Date:
1982
[1982]
Call number:
NE539.K36 A4 1982
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_624409

Robert Rauschenberg, L.A. uncovered : Darryl Pottorf/Robert Rauschenberg, quattro mani

Title:
L.A. uncovered, quattro mani
Quattro mani
Author:
Rauschenberg, Robert 1925-2008  Search this
Pottorf, Darryl  Search this
Gemini G.E.L. (Firm)  Search this
Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl (Gallery)  Search this
Subject:
Rauschenberg, Robert 1925-2008  Search this
Pottorf, Darryl  Search this
Physical description:
31 p. : col. ill., ports. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Place:
Los Angeles (Calif.)
Date:
1998
[1998?]
Topic:
In art  Search this
Call number:
NE2415.R33 A4 1998
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_634689

Josef Albers : white embossings on gray

Title:
White embossings on gray
Author:
Albers, Josef  Search this
Nordland, Gerald  Search this
Tyler, Kenneth E  Search this
Gemini G.E.L. (Firm)  Search this
Subject:
Albers, Josef  Search this
Physical description:
[20] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1971
[1971]
Call number:
NE.654.A35.N76
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_635618

Figures 0 to 9 / Jasper Johns

Author:
Johns, Jasper 1930-  Search this
Hopkins, Henry 1928-2009  Search this
Gemini G.E.L. (Firm)  Search this
Subject:
Johns, Jasper 1930-  Search this
Physical description:
[4] p., [10] leaves of plates : ill., port. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1968
[1968]
Call number:
NE539.J57 J6 1968
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_636437

Jasper Johns lithographs, 1973-1975

Author:
Johns, Jasper 1930-  Search this
Gemini G.E.L. (Firm)  Search this
Subject:
Johns, Jasper 1930- Catalogs  Search this
Physical description:
[22] p., [2] folded leaves of plates : ill. (some col.), port. ; 16 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1975
C1975
Call number:
NE2312.J64 A4 1975
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_637971

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