Harland Miller - Happiness: The Case Against, 2017

Born in Yorkshire in 1964, Harland Miller received his BA and his MA from Chelsea College of Art and went on to live in New York, Paris, Berlin and New Orleans, exhibiting his work internationally. Miller is both a writer and an artist, his work explores the relationship between image and text, marrying aspects of Pop Art, abstraction and figurative painting with his writer’s love of words. 

Happiness: The Case Against is part of a new body of work first seen in Miller's solo Berlin exhibition in 2016, Tonight We Make History (P.S. I Can’t Be There), at Blain Southern. Miller is well known for his playful reinterpretations of Penguin book covers. 

For this publication, Miller experimented with different printmaking techniques using polymer-gravure, photo-etching and block printing to build up a painterly and layered surface texture. 


  • Polymer-gravure with photo etching and woodcut
  • Height 98.5cm x width 72.5cm 
  • Framed with signed front
  • This work is an artist’s proof

Guide price: £11,000

Donated by Harland Miller.