st vincent by petra collins
"Back to Marseille" - one of my etchings, hand-colored with gouache and watercolor.
Allen Ginsberg during his proofing session in the artist studio at Gemini, July 24, 1996
Photograph by Sidney B. Felsen. © Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles, California, 2001
In the last year of his life, Gemini cultivated the art of Allen Ginsberg. Best known as a poet and political activist, Ginsberg worked at Gemini to create six editions of prints. One,The Ballad of The Skeletons, represents a complex and multifaceted world through a presentation of interwoven text and image. The handwritten poem gathers many polar viewpoints and is illustrated with an aggregate of drawings contributed by nine artists representing many different styles. This collective spirit, celebrates art as the product of multiple imaginations, viewpoints, and sensibilities revealed in the same entity.