• Salami Dreamin' / Michelle Maguire and Aaron Beck
Salami Dreamin' / Michelle Maguire and Aaron Beck Salami Dreamin' / Michelle Maguire and Aaron Beck Salami Dreamin' / Michelle Maguire and Aaron Beck Salami Dreamin' / Michelle Maguire and Aaron Beck

Salami Dreamin' / Michelle Maguire and Aaron Beck

Books


FA.B115.1856
11.75 x 14.25 in; 29.9 x 36.2 cm
2015
Sam Thomas
Michelle Maguire
Aaron Beck
Artists' book featuring images the artist's great-aunt Doll. Case bound into cloth over boards. Printed on Arches 88 mould-made paper using lithography and silkscreen printing. Letterpress printed from polymer plates on Stonehenge rag cotton paper. Each copy includes a tipped-in short sheet at the back of the book, which was litho-, silkscreen-, and letterpress-printed on Moriki paper, plus a bonus silkscreen-on-newsprint pamphlet. 11.75 x 14.25 inches; 68 pages; 14 prints. Edition number 24 of 50. Signed by the artist. "What is Salami Dreamin'? "Salami Dreamin', a limited-edition artist's book by Michelle Maguire, features eye-popping, hand-printed images of her blunt, funny, completely unimpressed Italian American Great-Aunt Doll, with colorful Aunt Doll anecdotes by Aaron Beck. Maguire and Beck are married and live in Columbus, Ohio. "Who is Aunt Doll? "Aunt Doll, age 85, has lived in Canton, Ohio, her entire life. She curses, loves cured meats, knows more about the NFL than you do, plays strip mall slot machines with her vegetarian hairdresser of 43 years, is never trying to be funny but always is, worships the sun from her concrete-slab patio, and frets about nothing except her beloved Italian bread packing on the pounds. Aunt Doll makes the most if it. The gist of her story: enjoy every chicken wing while you holler at the Cleveland Browns on your gigantic analog TV, because we aren't here forever." - artist's statement