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Hamilton Press Lithographs

The Athenaeum presents lithographs from renowned Hamilton Press

Joseph Clayes III Gallery / 1008 Wall Street, La Jolla, CA 92037
May 11 – June 15, 2013 / Opening Reception: May 10, 2013 / 6:30 – 8:30 pm

In 1990 Ed Hamilton, Tamarind Master Printer, and artist Ed Ruscha opened up Hamilton Press in Venice California. They wanted to provide a quality printing press with a good print experience for artists. To that end, all of the decisions at the press are made by artists, for artists. The shop is very small and everything is printed by hand, without a mechanical offset or ink jet printer in sight. In the last twenty-three years, many artists at the press have chosen to use words or texts in their prints—especially Raymond Pettibon, Al Ruppersberg, and Ed Ruscha. Inspired by the Athenaeum’s exhibition of Ed Ruscha’s lavish book of Kerouac’s On The Road, Hamilton Press will also present two artist’s books by Raymond Pettibon, along with other lithographs by artists on the themes of books, words, texts and letters. Prints by Alexis Smith, Ed Ruscha, Allen Ruppersberg, Raul Guerrero, Mark Licari, and Dennis Hopper, among many others, will be on view.