Harland Miller, I’ll Never Forget What I Can’t Remember, 2015
Harland Miller’s work presents an image of what appears to be a “real” classic book for the renowned Penguin publishers’ series of books—a trope that characterizes much of his work—but is instead completely fabricated. As such, the title of the book depicted, “I’ll Never Forget What I Can’t Remember,” possesses a cleverly circular logical wit (suggesting that the already forgotten can’t be further forgotten) while ridiculing the often pretentious and self-aggrandizing titles common used in autobiographies. It also challenges the very notion of the published memoir as a faithful recollection of one’s life, suggesting how many “truths” about one’s own history are often lost and forgotten—either selectively or as a natural result of the limitations of memory.
Medium: 15 color silkscreen on Somerset 410gsm
Size: 58.6 x 43.3 in
Edition of 50
Signed and numbered
Price: $7,850 (Price increases $800 every ten sold)
This limited edition Harland Miller print is available at Art+Culture Projects