Marking the beginning of the new ongoing series ‘Reflections on’, this month Assistant Curator of the Kenneth Tyler Collection Ella Morrison responds to the six lithographs that comprise Joe Goode’s ‘The English still life series’ (1967).
The art world mourns the loss of American abstractionist Ellsworth Kelly, who passed away on 27 December 2015 at the age of 92.
Spanning nearly four decades, the history of the Tyler workshops is a rich and complex one, weaving together artists, printers, papermakers, industry collaborators, photographers, writers, film makers, curators, family and friends. Over the years, many of these people sat, mused and even worked in an antique barber’s chair carefully selected by Ken Tyler for the studio. In today’s post, Tyler reveals the story of this unusual workshop fixture. In 1965, when I set up […]
Categories: Behind-the-scenes, Gemini GEL, Gemini Ltd., Tyler Graphics Ltd • Tags: artists, candid photography, Gemini GEL, Gemini Ltd, Kenneth Tyler, Koken barber chair, Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Tyler Graphics Ltd
As a close friend, I’ve been exceptionally fortunate to have known Bill for fifty two years. We collaborated on various print and sculptural projects from 1963 to 2000. He was a talented artist, excelling as a draftsman, sculptor and printmaker.
Categories: Artists • Tags: artist, Garo Antreasian, Gemini GEL, Gemini Ltd, industry, John Herron School of Art, Kenneth Tyler, lithograph, Los Angeles, printmaking, Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Tamarind Lithography Workshop, Tyler Graphics Ltd, William Crutchfield
The 1976 documentary film Reaching out: Ken Tyler, master printer takes viewers into renowned print workshop Gemini GEL, Los Angeles, providing us with behind-the-scenes footage of master printer Ken Tyler at work with Roy Lichtenstein and David Hockney.
Julia Greenstreet, Curatorial Assistant, Kenneth Tyler Collection, reflects on the prints of Anni Albers – one of the 20th century’s most influential textile artists and a brilliant printmaker. Anni Albers (1899 – 1994) began her career as a weaver and only turned to printmaking when she was in her sixties. At the core of both her textiles and prints are a set of fundamental principles established during her years at the Bauhaus Weaving Workshop which guide her creative process […]
Categories: Artists, Gemini GEL, Tyler Graphics Ltd • Tags: Anni Albers, aquatint, Bauhaus, etching, Gemini GEL, Josef Albers, Kenneth Tyler, lithograph, lithography, National Gallery of Australia, printmaking, prints, Tamarind Lithography Workshop, textiles, Tyler Collection, Tyler Graphics Ltd, weaving
Roy Lichtenstein: Pop remix may have shut its doors but for those interested in the Pop master and his working methods, there’s more! Ken Tyler and Marabeth Cohen-Tyler’s visit to the National Gallery of Australia in July last year presented a significant opportunity to learn more about Roy Lichtenstein and his print projects direct from Tyler, the master printer with whom he had a long and fruitful collaboration. Video and audio content captured during this visit is now available on […]
Following our recent look at Anthony Caro’s paper sculptures produced at Tyler Graphics we wanted to discuss the importance of papermaking in Tyler’s workshops and the innovative ways in which handmade papers were used. As this story spans almost four decades we’ve just touched on a few things here and hope to explore it further in the new year with a dedicated ‘paper page’ on our website. Upon opening his own workshop in 1965, Tyler began a long and involved […]
Categories: Artists, Behind-the-scenes, Gemini GEL, Tyler Graphics Ltd, Uncategorized • Tags: France, Gemini GEL, paper pulp, papermaking, Richard de Bas paper mill, Robert Rauschenberg, Tyler Graphics Ltd
Earlier this month Vogue Australia contacted us for permission to use two of our fabulous Josef Albers prints for their January 2013 issue. This got us thinking about the unique relationship that Kenneth Tyler shared with Albers, and below we have compiled some candid shots to accompany a brief history of the artist and master printer’s working relationship. Tyler and Albers first worked together at the Tamarind Lithography Workshop. When Tyler moved to Los Angeles in 1965 to set […]
To celebrate the National Year of Reading the children’s gallery here at the NGA is showing Word Pictures, an exhibition that focuses on the use of text in works of art. Four artists from the Tyler Collection – Jasper Johns, Bruce Nauman, Claes Oldenburg and Robert Rauschenberg – are represented. Below we have compiled a selection of images showing these important artists at work on projects featured – or related to those featured – in the exhibition. Hover your cursor […]
Categories: Artists, Exhibitions, Gemini GEL, Multiples, Tyler Graphics Ltd • Tags: Bruce Nauman, children's gallery, Claes Oldenburg, exhibitions, Gemini GEL, Jasper Johns, Kenneth Tyler, multiples, National Gallery of Australia, National Year of Reading, Robert Rauschenberg, Tyler Graphics Ltd, Word pictures
The International Print collection at the National Gallery of Australia has a special, historic connection to Robert Hughes. In 1973 – almost a decade before the Gallery opened its doors to the public – Hughes alerted then director James Mollison to the fact that master-printer Kenneth Tyler was looking to sell his collection of printers’ proofs. Tyler, who set up the Gemini GEL workshop in Los Angeles, had decided to move to the east coast and was looking for a […]
We are saddened to report the death of another artist from the Tyler collection. Hardy Hanson passed away in Santa Cruz, California, on January 26. Hanson worked with Ken Tyler at Gemini GEL in 1965 to produce four print editions: Vault for the deposit of justice, The prophet of justice, Peculiar evolution, Crusadist and Holy One. Throughout his life Hanson maintained his art practice in print and in painting. He taught visual art to many generations of students at several […]
An artist renowned for monumental sculpture in industrial materials seems an unlikely inclusion in a print collection; however Richard Serra is just that. Serra rose to fame with his Splashing works of the late 60s, which he created by flinging molten lead against the seam between a wall and the ground. His 1968 work Prop – a version of which the NGA’s International Painting and Sculpture holds in its collection – consists of a large lead sheet literally propped up […]