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Guy Noble, Contemporary artist, Painting, paintings, YBA, Art, Central St. Martin's.Guy Noble, guynoble
Guy Noble - The Third Policeman 2015 Pastel, chalk and charcoal on paper 160 × 120 cm (63 × 47 1⁄4 in.) In this drawing, the artist has kept the pastel colours fairly separate. This reveals the individual gestures and preserves the distinct colours. The idea of authority can be very troubling for some people and the symbolic and evocative power of the uniformed police officer provokes instant reaction. The title of this work refers to a book by Flannery O'Brien called The Third Policeman. Although the drawing is nothing like the policeman depicted in O'Brien's book this was the starting point for this series.