Salami Dreamin' -- Dogwalker Print


• 1-color photo-lithograph and 3-color screenprint on Arches 88 mould-made 300-gsm paper
• paper size 11.25 x 13.75"; image size 8 x 6"
• paper has deckled edge on one side
• initialed and marked 2nd QUALITY
• bottom center embossed with the words A PAGE FROM SALAMI DREAMIN'

Salami Dreamin’, a limited-edition artist’s book by Michelle Maguire (USA), features lithograph- and silkscreen-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.

Aunt Doll, age 85, has lived in Canton, Ohio, her entire life. She cusses, loves cured meats, knows more about the NFL than you do, plays strip mall slot machines with her vegetarian hairdresser of 42 years, isn’t trying to be funny but 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.

Salami Dreamin' (2016) is included in the permanent collections of Yale University; School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Ringling College of Art and Design; Rochester Institute of Technology; University of California, Irvine; University of Utah; The Ohio State University; Ohio University; and the NYC Center for Book Arts.