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David Lance Goines to Donate Poster Sale Proceeds to Chez Panisse Renovation

Since 1972, the Berkeley artist has created more than 40 posters celebrating Shattuck Avenue restaurant, which was damaged by fire on March 8.

Berkeley artist David Lance Goines will donate all proceeds from sales of his Chez Panisse posters through April 30 to renovation of the local restaurant, which was damaged in a fire March 8.

Goines issued his first Chez Panisse poster, "Red-Haired Lady," in 1972 and his most recent, "41st Anniversary," in 2012. In between is a series of anniversary posters, plus occasional others celebrating the restaurant's book releases and other ventures. (The Chez Panisse "33rd Birthday" poster shown at right is published here with the artist's permission.)

Signed originals of Goines' limited edition posters are considered highly collectible. Prices in the Chez Panisse series range from about $275 to about $1,500. Not all posters in the series are available.

To see available posters and pricing, visit Goines' website at www.goines.net/index.html.

For further information, send e-mail to dlg@goines.net and put the word "poster" in the subject line. You can also contact Goines' Saint Hieronymus Press by mail at 1703 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Berkeley CA 94709.

A fire at Chez Panisse on March 8 damaged top and bottom porches on the front of the Shattuck Avenue restaurant. Restaurant co-owner Alice Waters said last week in a Facebook post that the damage was more extensive than originally thought and that repairs will delay re-opening longer than initially expected.

Early estimates placed damage to the restaurant at between $150,000 and $200,000.

kateheart March 25, 2013 at 04:46 PM
An important part of the story is that David and Alice are friends since his activist college days at Cal, a friendship of 40+ years.
Erika Weissinger March 26, 2013 at 05:11 PM
This is really kind of David. I wish I had the money to buy one of these. But I wonder, doesn't fire insurance cover the cost of renovation? Isn't Chez Panisse a really profitable business? It's not like this is a non-profit organization in need of fund raising is it? No judgment here, I am just curious.

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