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Harland Miller: Death What’s In It For Me? - Signed Print

Death What’s In It For Me?
Signed Print

Harland Miller

£20,000-£35,000 Guide

This estimate blends recent public auction records with our own private sale data and network demand.

Screenprint, 2011
Signed Print Edition of 50
H 96cm x W 66cm

Critical Review

Miller is evidently influenced by Pop art, figurative art and abstraction in this print. However, in line with the spirit of Penguin books, Miller’s titles are characterised by universally recognizable narratives, seasoned with a touch of tragi-comedy. Another example of this direct and sardonic literary style can be noted in the work, You Can Rely On Me I’ll Always Let You Down.

The artist captures perfectly the three dimensionality of the object on canvas, but attributes the text in the middle greater significance in communicating his message. Furthermore, Miller’s conscious choice of colouring grants the words a sense of levity, demythologising and softening their impact. Accordingly, the cerise and white design allows for a relaxed discussion around the topic of the afterlife, making Death What's In It For Me? more accessible for the public.

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