Since Tim Noble and Sue Webster's first solo show in London, British Rubbish in 1996, the duo have enjoyed international recognition with solo exhibitions at Rockefeller Plaza, New York, 2008, The Freud Museum, London, 2006, CAC Malaga, 2005, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 2004, P.S.1/MoMA, New York, 2003, Milton Keynes Gallery, UK, 2002, Deste Foundation, Athens, 2000 and The Chisenhale Gallery, London, 1999. Their work was included in Statuephilia—Contemporary Sculptors at The British, London in 2008–09 and in the exhibition Apocalypse—Beauty and Horror in Contemporary Art, at The Royal Academy, London, 2000. Toxic Schizophrenia (Hyper Version) their first permanent public sculpture was unveiled at Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, May 2009. Previously the public art installation Electric Fountain, was exhibited at Rockefeller Plaza, New York, February 2008. In 2009 the Trustees of the National Portrait Gallery selected The Head of Isabella Blow for inclusion to its permanent collection.
Their work is in the permanent collections of the Arken Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen; Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide; Artis-François Pinault, France; Berengo Studio, Venice; The British Museum, London; Dakis Joannou Collection, Athens; Es Baluard Museum, Palma, Spain; The Goss-Michael Collection, Dallas; Honart Museum, Tehran, Iran; Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; National Portrait Gallery, London; The Olbricht Collection, Berlin; Project Space 176–The Zabludowicz Collection, London; Saatchi Collection, London; Samsung Museum, Seoul, Korea; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.
Noble & Webster have created a remarkable group of anti-monuments in their seventeen-year career, mixing the strategies of modern sculpture and the attitude of punk to make art from anti-art. Their work derives much of its power from its fusion of opposites, form and anti-form, high culture and anti-culture, male and female, craft and rubbish, sex and violence.
June 2, 2016Artists with Liberty: Save Our Human Rights Act
Paul Stolper Gallery Thursday 2 June – Saturday 4 June 2016
Filmed and directed by Colette Camden. On BBC Four at 10pm, Monday June 15th.
For years, Sue Webster and Tim Noble were the hippest power couple in the art world. Their punk aesthetic - creating modern sculpture from recycled rubbish - and the art they made out of their personalrelationship made them a notorious artistic double act. They recently split, but continue to collaborate. This film follows Sue Webster at work on new projects, including a cook book, painting nude portraits of Tim, and talking frankly and entertainingly about past success and her plans for the future as a solo artist.