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.
charcoal and pastel on paper
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".
Gift of by Frank Watters 2018. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
Not on display
© Chris O'Doherty a.k.a. Reg Mombassa
Shown in 2 exhibitions
Referenced in 1 publication
Frank’s flat: A selection from Frank Watters collection, Maitland, 2011, 28 (colour illus.), 31. cat no. 175