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June 2014

Paul Noble - NOBSON

This summer discover Paul Noble’s imaginary city ‘Nobson Newtown’. Lose yourself in Noble’s enormous, detailed pencil drawings of another world full of hidden messages.

Paul Noble, Public Toilet, 1999, pencil on paper, 242 x 252 cm. © Paul Noble / Courtesy of Gagosian Gallery
Paul Noble, Public Toilet, 1999, pencil on paper, 242 x 252 cm. © Paul Noble / Courtesy of Gagosian Gallery

Ten years ago Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen and Paul Noble made an agreement to exhibit his city-in-progress in the museum. The city, which Noble has worked on for eighteen years, is built from letters, turd-like sculptures, rocks, fences and much more. This is the first time that a large number of the drawings that make up ‘Nobson Newtown’ have been exhibited together.

This summer, the museum is organising an extensive programme of activities around the exhibition ‘Paul Noble - NOBSON'. For example, children can take part in a drawing treasure hunt and there are walk-in workshops every Sunday in the Art Studio. The museum and Paul Noble are publishing an artist’s book in the form of a guide to Nobson Newtown, available from the museum shop and via webshop.boijmans.nl.

The exhibition 'Paul Noble - NOBSON' was made possible by the generous support from Ammodo, Mondriaan Fund, SNS REAAL Fonds and Zabawas Foundation.

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