Tim Noble and Sue Webster - Contemporary Art Part I New York Wednesday, November 11, 2009 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Modern Art, London

  • Exhibited

    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Tim Noble & Sue Webster, April 21 - September 6, 2004

  • Literature

    A.B. Arts, “Money for Old Rope (Expect a Big Run on Toilet Paper Art),” The Independent on Sunday, March 21, 2004; J. Silver, “Noble— Webster Show: So Lovely It’s Obscene,” Boston Herald, May, 8, 2004; M.J. Malone, “Tim Noble & Sue Webster at the MFA,” Big Red & Shiny, Issue #7, May 2004; T. Noble and S. Webster, Tim Noble & Sue Webster: Wasted Youth, New York 2006, n.p. (illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    "It has often been said that every age gets the art that it deserves. In the case of Tim Noble and Sue Webster, we get the art that we need…as a figurative and literal cipher of the debris of contemporary life, the art of Noble and Webster actively shows us who we have become and more importantly, who we remain. The artists’ deft use of figure by way of sculpture, drawing, neon and flashing light signs indicate and direct us toward our most urgent and sacred icons which like sirens beckon us, as always, to what we desire and to what we imagine to gain the greatest release…our quest to transform ourselves and to rise above subject matter, whatever its form,"
    (M. Fletcher, “Love in a late capitalistic dystopia,” The Joy of Sex, Seoul, 2005, p. 10).


Puny Undernourished Kid & Girlfriend From Hell

82 multicolored neon sections, transformers. 
71 x 111 3/4 x 1 1/2 in. (180.3 x 283.8 x 3.8 cm)and 82 3/4 x 110 1/4 x 1 1/2 in. (210.2 x 280 x 3.8 cm) each.

This work is from an edition of three plus two artist’s proofs.

$200,000 - 300,000 

Contemporary Art Part I

12 Nov 2009
New York