Artists Working

Over the years, we have videotaped many artists at work in the Crown Point studio. Click to watch them behind-the-scenes.

  • Jacqueline Humphries: Etching Now, 2016 (7 minutes)

  • John Chiara at Crown Point Press, 2016 (5 minutes)

  • John Zurier at Crown Point Press, 2016 (6 minutes)

  • Made in San Francisco: Ed Ruscha, 2016 (8 minutes)

  • Leonardo Drew at Crown Point Press, 2015 (10 minutes)

  • Marcel Dzama at Crown Point Press, 2015 (5 minutes)

  • Wayne Thiebaud, 2014 (4 minutes)

  • Charline von Heyl: The Carefree Things, 2014 (20 minutes)

  • Mamma Andersson at Crown Point Press, 2013 (8 minutes)

  • Alyson Shotz, 2013 (4 minutes)

  • Anne Appleby Working at Crown Point Press, 2012 (6 minutes)

  • Wayne Thiebaud Working at Crown Point Press, 2011 (5 minutes)

  • Robert Bechtle at Crown Point Press, 2011 (5 minutes)

  • Laura Owens at Crown Point Press, 2011 (6 minutes)

  • Darren Almond Photogravures, 2010 (5 minutes)

  • Richard Tuttle: Eight Projects, 1998-2005 (19 minutes)

  • John Cage at Work, 1978-1992 (44 minutes)

  • Green by Richard Diebenkorn: The Story of a Print, 1986 (14 minutes)

  • John Cage Fire Prints at Crown Point Press, 1986 (2 minutes)

  • Richard Diebenkorn: Two Weeks in January, 1986 (35 minutes)

  • Richard Diebenkorn Makes an Etching, 1986 (7 minutes)

Artists Talking

In this series of videos, Crown Point artists speak about making art and, in particular, the approaches they take to etching and why they enjoy using the medium.

  • Mamma Andersson and Jockum Nordstrom at Crown Point Press, 2010 (6 minutes)

  • AN ART AND MATH PANEL Richard Karp, Tom Marioni, Dan Rockmore, Kathan Brown, 2016 (45 minutes)

  • Mamma Andersson at Crown Point Press, 2009 (4 minutes)

  • Chris Ofili at Crown Point Press, 2009 (4 minutes)

  • Susan Middleton at Crown Point Press, 2008 (3 minutes)

  • Pat Steir at Crown Point Press, 2008 (3 minutes)

  • Ed Ruscha at Crown Point Press, 2008 (2 minutes)

  • Tom Marioni at Crown Point Press, 2008 (1 minute)

  • Jockum Nordstrom at Crown Point Press, 2008 (4 minutes)

  • Pia Fries at Crown Point Press, 2007 (3 minutes)

  • Robert Bechtle Discusses Making Prints at Crown Point Press, 2007 (2 minutes)

  • John Chiara at Crown Point Press, 2006 (3 minutes)

  • Mary Heilmann at Crown Point Press, 2006 (2 minutes)

  • Kiki Smith at Crown Point Press, 2006 (3 minutes)

  • William T. Wiley at Crown Point Press, 2006 (2 minutes)

  • Nathan Oliveira at Crown Point Press, 2005 (2 minutes)

  • Fred Wilson at Crown Point Press, 2004 (4 minutes)

  • Gay Outlaw at Crown Point Press, 2001 (3 minutes)

  • Laurie Reid at Crown Point Press, 2000 (2 minutes)

  • Brad Brown at Crown Point Press, 1999 (2 minutes)

3-Minute Egg

Between 2006 and 2011, Kathan Brown created this series of short commentaries on art and life.

  • New Year’s Egg 2011: Dan Flavin

  • New Year’s Egg 2010

  • Forget Green Eye Shadow, 2010

  • A Magpie Approach: Michiko Kakutani, 2009

  • Green Eye Shadow, 2009

  • That’s the Way It’s Done: Richard Diebenkorn, 2009

  • Open to All Kinds of Things: Franz Kline, 2009

  • Daguerrotype to Digital: Chuck Close, 2009

  • The Edge of Chaos: A Political Egg, 2008

  • The Edge of Chaos Pt. 2: John Cage, 2008

  • Closing Doors: Jockum Nordström, 2008

  • The People Have Moved On, 2008

  • Getting Unstuck, 2007

  • New Year’s Resolution 2007

  • Laura Owens, 2007

  • Doing Something vs Willing Something: New Year’s Resolution 2007

  • New Year’s Egg 2009: Elaine de Kooning

  • That Kind of Focus: Chris Ofili, 2008

  • Julie Mehretu, May 2008

  • Labor Day: Robert Bechtle, 2007

  • Striking a Balance: Pat Steir, 2007

  • Intelligent Mistakes: Amy Sillman, 2007

  • Use Every Source, 2007

  • Doing Something vs Willing Something: The Real Estate Man, 2007

  • Drawing, Walking, and Flying: Tom Marioni and Richard Diebenkorn, 2007

  • Why Not? The Work of Sol LeWitt, 2007

  • Searchers and Planners, 2006

  • The Comic Book, The Print and The Painting: Bertrand Lavier, 2006

  • Delight in Experiences: Chris Burden, 2006

  • Seeing the Future: Iain Baxter, 2006

  • Own It, 2006

  • Taking Time (pt. 1), 2006

  • Taking Time (pt. 2), 2006

  • Get Into the Flow: William Bailey, 2006

  • A Rembrandt Etching, 2006

  • Thinking Creatively vs Being Creative, 2006

Studio How-Tos

Learn by watching these live-action short videos.

  • Drypoint Technique (4 minutes)

  • Crown Point Press: Printing Demonstration (4 minutes)

  • Inking and Wiping of Julie Mehretu’s “Unclosed” (2 minutes)

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