Harland Miller Wherever You Are Whatever You're Doing This One's For You
Previously in the Gallery
20 September 2013 - 24 November 2013
The English artist and writer Harland Miller is renowned for his large-scale, playful re-workings of Penguin book covers, from time-honoured tales by Hemmingway, Fitzgerald and Edgar Allen Poe to guides to northern British cities such as Blackpool and Grimsby. By blowing them up and giving them subversive new titles, Miller breathes new life into these classic book jackets, injecting them with contemporary satirical punch.
About the artist
The artist and writer Harland Miller is known for his large-scale, playful reworkings of Penguin book covers.
Miller takes much-loved book jackets of classic works by Hemmingway, Fitzgerald, Edgar Allen Poe and others as his starting point. By rendering them in oils at poster size with quirky new titles, he transforms them into contemporary, often satirical commentaries on life and literature. Whether ironic, nostalgic, or downright cheeky - "Dirty Northern Bastard," by DH Lawrence, or "I'm so Fucking Hard," by Hemmingway - the titles demythologise and amuse in equal measure.