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RainGain_ZootSuit_RealDeal montage.jpg Ed Ruscha, Real Deal, Zoot Suit, Rain Gain, 2014. See these three new etchings by Ed Ruscha here and visit the gallery to see the prints in person, through May 29, 2015.

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.

Artists Talking/Artists Working

Videos of artists who have worked at Crown Point Press.

Featured Video:

Ed Ruscha at Crown Point Press, 2008

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Our featured video from the Studio:
Julie Mehretu's Radiant Secrets

In this video, watch how one key plate is inked and wiped for the print, Unclosed, by Julie Mehretu.

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Julie Mehretu, Unclosed, 2007. Color hard ground etching with spit bite aquatint and drypoint, edition 25.

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