“…We must remember, in short, that printmaking is, and always has been a democratic technology aimed at the private, demotic dissemination of images. Because if no one wants the print – or if everyone is satisfied to visit it in a public museum – there is no reason for the edition itself, beyond the connoisseurship of guild/craft. The tiny, private production of Hamilton Press, then, perpetuates the democratic aspiration of art for us all, individually, according to our whims, into an age that is more comfortable with collective identity confirmed in public spaces…”

Dave Hickey
excerpt from Hamilton Press: Collaboration/Transformation

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Roller and inking surface

Pressure screw for litho press

Pressure screw for litho press

Ed Hamilton with Bill & Barbara Crutchfield

Ed Hamilton with Bill & Barbara Crutchfield

Greg Edwards, Jean Sandstedt Conner, Pat Squires and Bruce Conner

Greg Edwards, Jean Sandstedt Conner, Pat Squires Hamilton and Bruce Conner

George Herms, Peter Lodato and Ed Moses

George Herms, Peter Lodato and Ed Moses

Ed Pat Plus

Emerson Woeffler with Pat & Ed

Pat in the Gallery

Pat in the Gallery

Ed Ruscha

Ed Ruscha

Pat Squires

Pat Squires Hamilton

Greg Edwards at Hamilton Press

Greg Edwards at Hamilton Press

Ed & Joe Ando

Ed Hamilton and Joe Andoe

Sam Francis & Ed Hamilton

Sam Francis & Ed Hamilton

“The artists can fly out to the Bermuda Triangle; then Ed Hamilton brings us all back to reality.”

Ed Ruscha, Artist

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