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Format: Signed Print
Size: H 104cm x W 73cm
Edition size: 50
Harland Miller's Tonight We Make History (signed) is estimated to be worth between £17,000 to £26,000. This etching from 2018 has seen a total of 4 sales at auction to date. The hammer price has ranged from £14,500 in April 2019 to £19,000 in September 2023. The average return to the seller is £13,937, with the artwork showing a steady increase in value, boasting an average annual growth rate of 6%. The first sale at auction was in April 2019. This piece is part of a limited edition, with only 50 pieces available worldwide.
|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|September 2023||Phillips London - United Kingdom||Tonight We Make History - Signed Print|
|December 2020||Tate Ward Auctions - United Kingdom||Tonight We Make History - Signed Print|
|December 2019||Forum Auctions London - United Kingdom||Tonight We Make History - Signed Print|
|April 2019||Tate Ward Auctions - United Kingdom||Tonight We Make History - Signed Print|
Harland Miller’s Tonight We Make History is an etching with silver chine colle. It is signed in pencil on the front and numbered from an edition of 50 in pencil verso. This etching is part of Miller’s Penguin series.
Artist and author Harland Miller’s practice focuses on the complex relationship between language and image in his multimedia works, sculptures and paintings. He draws inspiration from Robert Rauschenberg, Ed Ruscha and Anselm Kiefer. With a lifelong fascination with literature and having initially become famous as an author, Miller has integrated literature and the written word into his visual practice as well, interested in seminal authors like Ernest Hemingway and Edgar Allan Poe.
In his iconic Penguin series, he appropriates the well-known design of Penguin book covers and inserts his own fictitious titles described as “wittily deadpan, punkish and aphoristic” by novelist Michael Bracewell. Examples are The Me I Never Knew or Death What's In It For Me?. Mark Rothko’s Colour Paintings are a huge influence for this series in their use of colour to influence their viewer’s emotions and engagement with the work – Miller chooses the background colours for individual works from this series on a similar basis, exploring the psychological associations of various palettes. Tonight We Make History is an example of Miller’s tongue-in-cheek sense of humour and his experimentation with etching as medium.The title can be seen against a bright yellow background, which gives the work a cheerful, light-hearted air.