28.7 x 30 cm
Published in May 2006 by Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN-10 : 0847828166 / ISBN-13 : 978-0847828166
Includes texts by Jeffrey Deitch and Norman Rosenthal.
This title offers a first comprehensive look at the work of young British artists Tim Noble and Sue Webster, who live in London. "Wasted Youth" perfectly describes their trash aesthetic and features work exhibited in many major galleries around the world, including the Royal Academy of Arts, Saatchi Gallery and Freud Musem. Including fuckingbeautifully photographed early works of enormous neon signs and intricate silhouette portraits constructed from heaps of trash. British artists Tim Noble and Sue Webster seem enthralled with the thrills of illumination, love and hate, language, shadows, garbage, and cash. This comprehensive work "Wasted Youth" showcases their artwerk in all its splashy glory. Their art evokes both gaudy Vegas culture and down-and-dirty punk-rock: a combination of bright-light extravagance, which seems to exalt the seductiveness of consumer culture and more! more! attitudes; and an irrereverence, a defiant, rebellious sensibility shining through. Extravagant, sometimes coarse, and always sharply clever, "Wasted Youth" is both a paean to and sly denunciation of modern consumer culture, and, above all, it's fun.