Monday, January 28th, 2013
Mill Valley Public Library
7 PM (doors open at 6:45)
Crown Point Press at 50 | January 28th, 7:00pm
The de Young museum's Crown Point Press at 50 exhibition marks the press’s 50th anniversary and features prints by 15 internationally renowned artists made at the press over the course of five decades.
When Kathan Brown established Crown Point Press in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1962, she expressed a commitment to etching that was remarkable for the time. Brown offered an alternative and welcomed artists who were new to intaglio, giving them an opportunity to explore an alternative printmaking possibility that was ideally suited to contemporary expression.
Over the last 50 years, the press has applied a constant level of innovation to etching while working with visiting artists, regardless of style, to realize complex ideas.
The Crown Point Press at 50 exhibition is on display at the de Young museum in San Francisco through February 17th, 2013.
Robert Bechtle, Three Houses on Pennsylvania Avenue, 2011. Color soft-ground etching with aquatint. Published by Crown Point Press, San Francisco. Collection of Crown Point Press