CULTURE

Inside Gemini, a Family Home Brimming With Historic Art


Photographs by Jeremy Liebman, Produced by Gillian Sagansky

For 50 years, the Grinstein family has produced editions for some of the greatest artists in the world — and they loved bringing their work home.

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Photographs by Jeremy Liebman, Produced by Gillian Sagansky

The artist Daniel Buren painted yellow stripes over the entrance to the lanai. On the table is Ken Price’s ceramic sculpture Glad, 1998. An aluminum piece by Billy 
Al Bengston from 1969 hangs on the wall above George Herms’s mixed-
media assemblage Scorpio (The Zodiac Behind Glass Series), 1965.

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Photographs by Jeremy Liebman, Produced by Gillian Sagansky

Nancy, Elyse, Ellen, and Ayn Grinstein (from left), at home in Los Angeles, surrounded by works by Ellsworth Kelly, Claes Oldenburg, Joseph Beuys, and John Baldessari (from left).

Makeup by Kale Teter for Kate Somerville at The Wall Group.

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Courtesy of Sidney B. Felsen

The Grinstein family, along with the artist Lloyd Hamrol, at his and Judy Chicago’s installation Dry Ice Environment, 1967, in Century City.

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Courtesy of Sidney B. Felsen

Stanley and Elyse Grinstein, William S. Burroughs, and Allen Ginsberg.

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Courtesy of Ellen Grinstein

Frank Gehry, Chuck Arnoldi, and Robert Rauschenberg were among the guests at a backyard kids’ party for Gemini friends and family.

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Courtesy of Sidney B. Felsen

John Altoon and Patty Oldenburg, in the Grinsteins’ yard.

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Courtesy of Sidney B. Felsen

Jasper Johns and Elyse.

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Courtesy of Sidney B. Felsen

Ed Ruscha, Jack Quinn, Stanley, and Doug Christmas.

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Photographs by Jeremy Liebman, Produced by Gillian Sagansky

Tony Berlant’s The House, 1966, sits next to the stairway, along with Robert Arneson’s Fallen Bricks, 1973, and Yves Klein’s Venus Bleue, 1962/1982.

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Photographs by Jeremy Liebman, Produced by Gillian Sagansky

Elyse Grinstein used an edition of Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans to camouflage the panels hiding the washer and dryer.

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Photographs by Jeremy Liebman, Produced by Gillian Sagansky

Dan Flavin’s Monument 2 for V. Tatlin, 1964–1969, in the entryway.

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Photographs by Jeremy Liebman, Produced by Gillian Sagansky

From the Kitchen to the Bedroom, a piece from the 1972 feminist art project Womanhouse, hangs in the bar.

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Photographs by Jeremy Liebman, Produced by Gillian Sagansky

Richard Serra, during his proofing session in the Gemini Artist Studio, 2000.

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Courtesy of Sidney B. Felsen

Rauschenberg, in the parking lot of Gemini G.E.L., 1969.

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Courtesy of Sidney B. Felsen

Julie Mehretu

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Courtesy of Sidney B. Felsen

Baldessari

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Courtesy of Sidney B. Felsen

David Hockney (left)

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Courtesy of Sidney B. Felsen

Roy Lichtenstein

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Courtesy of Sidney B. Felsen

Jasper Johns

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Courtesy of Sidney B. Felsen

Claes Oldenburg

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Courtesy of Sidney B. Felsen

Ann Hamilton

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Photographs by Jeremy Liebman, Produced by Gillian Sagansky

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Photographs by Jeremy Liebman, Produced by Gillian Sagansky

A 2007 sculpture by Elsa Rady sits on the piano the Grinsteins bought for Philip Glass, and on the wall is Rauschenberg’s Pale Splore, 1979.

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Photographs by Jeremy Liebman, Produced by Gillian Sagansky

Portaits of Stanley and Elyse by Hockney.

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Photographs by Jeremy Liebman, Produced by Gillian Sagansky

Oldenburg’s mechanical sculpture Ice Bag—Scale B, 1971, produced by Gemini in an edition of 25, is flanked by the Rauschenberg and a painting by Joe Goode.

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Photographs by Jeremy Liebman, Produced by Gillian Sagansky

When the Grinsteins’ plan to replace a Richard Serra sculpture in the front yard with one by Chris Burden didn’t come about, Burden gave them this drawing as a consolation.

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Photographs by Jeremy Liebman, Produced by Gillian Sagansky

In the entryway, Baldessari’s Gemini edition God Nose, 2007, looks down from the ceiling over Wallace Berman’s Topanga Seed, 1969–1970; on the walls (clockwise, from below, left) are works by Doug Edge, Tom Wudl; Robert Graham, and Flavin.