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Paul Noble

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September 20–October 27, 2007
West 24th Street, New York

Paul Noble: dot to dot Installation view

Paul Noble: dot to dot

Installation view

Paul Noble: dot to dot Installation view

Paul Noble: dot to dot

Installation view

Paul Noble: dot to dot Installation view

Paul Noble: dot to dot

Installation view

Paul Noble: dot to dot Installation view

Paul Noble: dot to dot

Installation view

Paul Noble: dot to dot Installation view

Paul Noble: dot to dot

Installation view

Paul Noble: dot to dot Installation view

Paul Noble: dot to dot

Installation view

Paul Noble: dot to dot Installation view

Paul Noble: dot to dot

Installation view

Paul Noble: dot to dot Installation view

Paul Noble: dot to dot

Installation view

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Works Exhibited

Paul Noble, Villa Joe, Front View, 2005–06 Pencil on paper, 20 sheets: 30 ¼ × 40 inches each (77 × 102 cm); Overall: 121 ¼ × 200 ¾ inches (308 × 509.9 cm)

Paul Noble, Villa Joe, Front View, 2005–06

Pencil on paper, 20 sheets: 30 ¼ × 40 inches each (77 × 102 cm); Overall: 121 ¼ × 200 ¾ inches (308 × 509.9 cm)

Paul Noble, Volume 4, 2006–07 Pencil on paper, 39 ⅜ × 27 ⅝ inches (100 × 70 cm)

Paul Noble, Volume 4, 2006–07

Pencil on paper, 39 ⅜ × 27 ⅝ inches (100 × 70 cm)

Paul Noble, nine, 2006–07 Glazed ceramic, pear wood base, 25 ¼ × 7 ⅞ × 7 ⅞ inches (64 × 20 × 20 cm)

Paul Noble, nine, 2006–07

Glazed ceramic, pear wood base, 25 ¼ × 7 ⅞ × 7 ⅞ inches (64 × 20 × 20 cm)

Paul Noble, four, 2006–07 Glazed ceramic, walnut wood base, 20 ½ × 16 × 10 ½ inches (52.1 × 40.6 × 26.7 cm)

Paul Noble, four, 2006–07

Glazed ceramic, walnut wood base, 20 ½ × 16 × 10 ½ inches (52.1 × 40.6 × 26.7 cm)

Paul Noble, The Sea Drawing V The Carnival Between, 2005 Pencil on paper, 2 panels: 59 × 78 ¾ inches each (150 × 200 cm)

Paul Noble, The Sea Drawing V The Carnival Between, 2005

Pencil on paper, 2 panels: 59 × 78 ¾ inches each (150 × 200 cm)

Paul Noble, ten, 2006–07 Glazed ceramic, wenge wood base, 28 × 16 ¾ × 8 ½ inches (71.1 × 42.5 × 21.6 cm)

Paul Noble, ten, 2006–07

Glazed ceramic, wenge wood base, 28 × 16 ¾ × 8 ½ inches (71.1 × 42.5 × 21.6 cm)

Paul Noble, seven, 2006–07 Glazed ceramic, walnut wood base, 23 ½ × 25 ⅝ × 15 ⅜ inches (59.7 × 65.1 × 39.1 cm)

Paul Noble, seven, 2006–07

Glazed ceramic, walnut wood base, 23 ½ × 25 ⅝ × 15 ⅜ inches (59.7 × 65.1 × 39.1 cm)

Paul Noble, fourteen, 2007 Glazed ceramic, teak wood base, 39 × 13 ½ × 12 inches (99.1 × 34.3 × 30.5 cm)

Paul Noble, fourteen, 2007

Glazed ceramic, teak wood base, 39 × 13 ½ × 12 inches (99.1 × 34.3 × 30.5 cm)

About

"The sky is above and there is the sea below and in between is the carnival."

—Paul Noble

Gagosian Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by Paul Noble, the artist's first with the gallery.

Forging a unique and maverick path in the ebullient British art scene, Noble received widespread international recognition for his vast and monumental drawing project, Nobson Newtown. Drawing image after image, story after story—at once architect and town planner, archaeologist and cartographer, social historian and activist, creator and destroyer—over the course of a decade Noble invented and described a melancholy urban vision somewhere between Le Doux's revolutionary utopias, Sim City, and the post-holocaust wastelands pictured in the daily media. Nobson Newtown was Noble's own fantasist master plan of a symbolic city, isometrically rendered and replete with all manner of nightmares, perversions, scatolological and libidinous excesses. A blocky, geometric font (also invented by the artist) structured many of the buildings themselves, providing yet another layer of meaning in this fascinating parody of contemporary society and the dreams of social engineers.

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