International lonely guy

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Rizzoli, 2007 - Art - 141 pages
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Harland Miller combines a painterly aesthetic with a literary mind and a uniquely gritty, north-of-England sense of humor. His bold, colorful, and tactile paintings reflect an original perspective on a rich heritage of pop art and literature: there is D. H. Lawrence's Dirty Northern Bastard; Ernest Hemingway's 12 Rounds With God; and Miller's own guide to the glorious English coast, Bridlington: Ninety-Three Million Miles From the Sun. His paintings are at once impressive, funny, and touching, conveying a pervasive sense of nostalgia while playing with the ironies of rhetoric and reputation. Miller has been a celebrated part of the London art scene since the 1990s, alongside such artists as Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Sarah Morris, and others. In essays and interviews with Jarvis Cocker and Gordon Burn, Miller identifies the influences of such figures as Ed Ruscha, Mark Rothko, Anselm Kiefer, and Robert Rauschenberg, all of whose work can be seen to have left a mark on Miller's textured and iconoclastic style.

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Yorkshire novelist and artist Miller (Slow Down, Arthur, Stick to Thirty ) presents samples of his iconoclastic and often scurrilous wordplay art based on the reworked covers of 1950s and 1960s ... Read full review


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Harland Miller is represented by the White Cube in London and at the Marianne Boesky Gallery in New York, and his books First I Was Afraid, I Was Petrified and Slow Down Arthur, Stick to Thirty have earned widespread critical acclaim. He lives and works in London. Jarvis Cocker, formerly lead singer-songwriter of the influential band Pulp, is a musician and writer from Sheffield, England. Gordon Burn is the award-winning author of several novels and nonfiction including On the Way to Work: Damien Hirst, and contributes regularly to The Guardian.

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