Well, if that heading doesn’t give us a Google boost, nothing will! But the objective is art not advertisement. It is the title of the following painting by artist Chris Coles.

Chris tells us that he has “painted a lot of shabby, evil and badly intentioned people in a series of paintings called Bangkok Noir.”

I’m no artiste but this looks pretty good to me. Have a browse through Chris’ explorations of the Bangkok underbelly here. There is also a Bangkok Noir blog with some noir comments to go with the paintings and a short essay on the “Bangkok Noir Movement.”