The collaboration of nearly 35 years between the foremost American abstract artist Frank Stella (born 1936) and Ken Tyler was once dubbed as 'part brinkmanship, engineering, and sometimes theater'. By the early 1980s, Stella's work with Tyler had taken printmaking into new realms of rich imagination and experimentation; and Stella had become an artist who was as important for his printmaking as he was for his painting.

In the early days of Gemini GEL, Stella was one of the artists Tyler cajoled into making prints at the workshop. The artist initially rejected Tyler's approaches as he considered prints were merely reproductions. But then in 1967 Stella succumbed and began making prints at the workshop.
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