Rik Olson

Rik Olson

Rik Olson

Rik Olson
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Rik Olson 2012 Roadworks Carving (Unframed)

Rik Olson's 2012 Roadworks carving will be printed on Rhode Island Street in an edition of three. One for the SFCB archive, one for the artist and one was for  Whole Foods Market | Potrero Hill, an event sponsor. 

The lino is 3'-0" x 3'-0" printed on 3'-6" x 3'-6" Arches BFK Rives 100% cotton, mould made, acid free paper with two deckle edges.

Rik Olson's carving will be printed at 1:10 and 2:50 on Saturday, Septmber 22, 2012

In the Austin / Burch gallery, see all of the Roadworks lino carvings made for each Roadworks Steamroller printing festival since it's inception. Exhibition catalog available at SFCB or on Amazon.com

Please note that the image shown is detail of the lino carving

About Rik Olson

For the past nine years, Rik Olson’s iconic steamroller images have been an introduction to that magic of printing on a communal scale. Using the road as his press bed, Olson’s larger-than-life linoleum prints have publicly and dramatically demonstrated the concept of printing to the thousands of people who have attended San Francisco Center for the Book’s annual Roadworks festival.
Rik Olson has been involved with the San Francisco Center for the Book even before Roadworks’ inception in 2004; inviting him to participate in the event came naturally. As the years progressed and the event evolved, Rik Olson is the only artist who has participated every single year. This exhibition is a celebration of that history and the story that has formed from the nine-year sequence of prints. Olson’s steamroller prints are a perfect tribute to his abilities as artistic craftsman and storyteller, as well as to the power of printmaking at this grand scale. We suggest that you follow the narrative through each piece; there is so much to see that you can truly get lost in such intricate detail.


This edition is sold out. If you wish to be added to a wait list for a possible reprint, please email marketing@sfcb.org

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