Lineup 2, 2017
Color sugar lift aquatint with spit bite aquatint on gampi paper chine collé
Color sugar lift and spit bite aquatints with hard ground etching printed on gampi paper chine collé
Crown Point Press, founded in 1962, focuses on the art of etching. Their gallery, bookstore, and studio are located in a historic building around the corner from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Crown Point Press celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2012, and Kathan Brown published her memoir, "Know That You Are Lucky," the same year. The exhibition "Yes, No, Maybe: Artists Working at Crown Point Press" opened at the National Gallery of Art in 2013; it featured 125 workings proofs and final prints by 25 artists who have worked at Crown Point Press from 1972 through 2010. Accompanying the exhibition was a catalog, "Yes, No, Maybe: Artists Working at Crown Point Press," with an essay by curators Judith Brodie and Adam Greenhalgh. Crown Point artists come to work in our studio from all over the world. Richard Diebenkorn, Sol LeWitt and John Cage produced significant bodies of work with the press over the decades. Other artists who have worked at Crown Point include: Tomma Abts, Darren Almond, Mamma Andersson, Robert Colescott, Leonardo Drew, Mary Heilmann, Jacqueline Humphries, Tom Marioni, Julie Mehretu, Matt Mullican, Jockum Nordström, Chris Ofili, Laura Owens, Ed Ruscha, Alyson Shotz, Kiki Smith, Pat Steir, Wayne Thiebaud, Patricia Treib, Richard Tuttle, Charline von Heyl, Mary Weatherford, Fred Wilson and John Zurier, among others. Kathan Brown is Founding Director of Crown Point Press, and Valerie Wade is the Director.