- Art Funded
- 448 x 456 cm
- Rug Company
It shows the stony landscape surrounding Villa Joe, a personalised holiday villa near Nobles imagined city of Nobson Newtown. The villa itself, a gigantic glass building in the shape of the name Joe, is depicted as a cabinet of curiosities filled with ornaments and stuffed animals. The stony landscape around the building is littered with allusions to Henry Moore, with rock formations echoing Moores reclining figures and helmet series. Noble was born in Dilston, a village near Newcastle, and grew up in nearby Whitley Bay, making this a significant acquisition for the Laing Art Gallery.
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