"Rolling in Oz" [Roadworks Linocut]
[San Francisco]: [San Francisco Center for the Book], . Olson, Rik. Limited Edition. No binding. No. 7 of 9 copies, signed and numbered by Rik Olson. Fine. Item #18111201
This lino-carved art, a take-off of "The Wizard of Oz", was printed by a Buffalo Springfield Steamroller at the San Francisco Center for the Book's annual Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival. The black lines on each piece were printed on the street using the linoleum cut and the steamroller; the coloured highlights were added, by hand, by the artist Rik Olson afterwards, when he signed and numbered each print.
A California native, Olson has studied under master painters and wood engravers such as Richard McLean, Barry Moser, and John DePol, and his work is exhibited around the world; his prints shows an attention to detail and colour that captures the fantastic essence of his subjects. Olson is the only artist who has participated in Roadworks every year, creating exquisitely detailed relief prints of varied subjects, often incorporating a steamroller hidden somewhere in the image.
___DESCRIPTION: Linocut printed on one side in black, with hand-coloured highlights by Olson in green, red and yellow; print dimensions are 36" tall by 35.5" wide, paper dimensions 42" tall by 40" wide (all approximate), one of 9 copies, this number 7, titled, signed and numbered by Rik Olson below the print in pencil, with his chop in red next to his signature.
___CONDITION: Fine, clean and without wear; acquired new from the San Francisco Center for the Book.
___POSTAGE: Please note that this piece will be mailed rolled in a cardboard tube, and due to the large size, additional postage will apply; please inquire for details.
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