“I think art is anything done well. And by ‘well’ I mean ‘great,’ like corn-on-the-cob cooked to the moment of perfection.”
This site focuses on the creative process and the art and craft of printmaking, primarily etching. Crown Point Press, founded in 1962, invites artists to work in its in-house etching and photogravure studios for published projects. Crown Point also offers workshops open to all and publishes books on the art and craft of etching and related topics. Located near the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Crown Point bookstore and gallery are open to the public.
Videos of artists who have worked at Crown Point Press.
- Richard Diebenkorn
- John Cage
- Mamma Andersson & Jockum Nordström
- Julie Mehretu
- Chris Ofili
- Laura Owens
- Ed Ruscha
- Kiki Smith
In our current Egg, Kathan Brown discusses the process John Cage used to make Eninka, a series of smoked paper monotypes. In film footage from 1986, you can see Cage working on the print in the Crown Point studio.