Law Enforcement Slogans

Law Enforcement Slogans

by Chris Coombes


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Law Enforcement Slogans by Chris Coombes

'Law Enforcement Slogans' is the book form of an artwork of the same name which has been exhibited at London's Whitechapel Gallery as part of The London Open in 2012 and Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art in 2013 in the exhibition Other People's Problems: Conflicts and Paradoxes.

When exhibited the work is a floor to ceiling list of international law enforcement slogans paired with the respective agency name in order.

In book format each double page spread lists slogans by letter of the alphabet, with slogans on the left-hand page faced on the right by agency name. The first pages list slogans beginning with the letter A 'A Commitment To First Nations - Dakota Ojibway Police Service, Manitoba, Canada' to the final page which ends with 'Zero Deaths. Everyone Counts' from Alaska Bureau Of Highway Patrol, USA.

Both sets of text, slogan and agency name, are aligned towards the book gutter where the pages meet. This references how the work was shown at the Whitechapel Gallery and Herzliya, as a single column.

Law Enforcement Slogans was first shown in 2011 as a printed spreadsheet, forming part of a group taking place in a disused London office.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493541171
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/20/2013
Pages: 50
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.10(d)

About the Author

Chris Coombes was born in Germany in 1974 and received a BA and MA in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art & Design, University of the Arts London, in 1998 and 2010 respectively.


Artist CV / Bio

2009-10 MA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art & Design

1997 Pratt Institute, BAFA Exchange, Brooklyn NYC

1995-98 BA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art & Design



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I Remember A-side B-Side Gallery, London. Curator: Harry Pye

Schizm Magazine Issue 5, Contributor

The London Open Whitechapel Gallery, London

Video Show Curator of 25 artists' work, screened at Function Room, London and Primary, Nottingham


I live in my own world, but it's ok, they know me here Elizabeth House, London

Red Mansion Award Shortlisted

What, 24 Gray's Inn Road, London

Elizabeth House Project, 39 York Place, London


Parking, Hampstead Heath, London


What Is It Good For?, The Griffin, London

Rendez-vous Ouagadougou, Contemporain 405, Burkina Faso Curators: Peter Walsh & Kindo Salifou.


Real Life, Portman Gallery, Morpeth School London. Curator: Sarah Sparkes.


100 Mothers, Oxford House, London. Curator: Harry Pye.

Please Take One, 39 Mitchell St, London.


Profile Artist's Project for Tate: the art magazine Issue 29 Editor: Tim Marlow

Gatsby, New Lansdowne Club, London. Curator Spartacus Chetwynd

Serotica, Reception Gallery, London. Curators: Emily Pethick, Kit Hammonds, Emma Mahony

Slimvolume II, Publisher: Andrew Hunt, London. V&A Museum Collection

Viva Pablo, The Bart Well's Institute, London. Curator: Harry Pye

Evidence, Essor Gallery Project Space, London. Curators: Susanne Kohler, Phil Coy.


Tate Celebrity List, collaboration with Christian Rutherford.(Matthew Higgs Imprint '93 50th Project).

Interview Martin Creed for Tate Magazine Issue 24.


It May Be Rubbish, But It's British Rubbish, Glassbox, Paris. Curator Harry Pye

Funny, Andrew Mummery Gallery, London. Curator: Peter Harris


Spent, Lord Palmerston, London. Curator: Emma Mahony


A to Z, The Approach, London. Curator: Matthew Higgs

Tesco Metro Brasso, Performance Bedford Street, London

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