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Title

Still life with golden background

1986


Artist

Chris O'Doherty

Australia

1951 -


About

Along with his cast of absurd characters O’Doherty has created many self-portraits over the years, this one is strikingly candid. The artist’s stare is piercing and intense, yet vulnerable and questioning as he looks out at the viewer. This work would complement O’Doherty’s 1999 Self portrait with sink.


Details


Date

1986


Media category

Drawing


Materials used

charcoal and pastel on paper


Dimensions

12.5 x 15.2 cm image; 34.8 x 36.5 cm frame


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r. corner, black ink "Reg-M. 86".


Credit

Gift of by Frank Watters 2018. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program


Location

Not on display


Accession number

46.2018


Artist information

Chris O'Doherty

Works in the collection

21


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


  • Chris O'Doherty, Watters Gallery, East Sydney, 30 Jul 1986–10 Aug 1986

  • Frank's flat, Maitland Regional Art Gallery, Maitland, 27 May 2011–17 Jul 2011


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Frank’s flat: A selection from Frank Watters collection, Maitland, 2011, 28 (colour illus.), 31. cat no. 175