Happiness: The Case Against
Polymer-gravure with photo-etching and woodcut
Edition of 50
Sheet size: 98.5 x 72.5 cm (38 ¾ x 28 ½ in)
Signed by the artist on the front, numbered on the reverse
Published by Manifold Editions, 2017
Happiness: The Case Against is part of a new body of work first seen in Harland Miller’s solo exhibition, Tonight We Make History (P.S. I can’t be there) at Blain|Southern, Berlin, in 2016. Miller is well known for his playful reinterpretations of Penguin book covers, but for the Berlin exhibition he incorporated his own designs, taking inspiration from the abstract, geometric covers of popular psychology books of the 1960s and 1970s. Happiness is inspired by an original painting of the same name. For this publication, Miller experimented with different printmaking techniques using polymer-gravure, photo-etching and block printing to build up a painterly, layered surface texture.