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Chris O'Doherty (Reg Mombassa)

Self Portrait with spots and veins

An interview with iconic Australian artist, Chris O'Doherty (otherwise known as Reg Mombassa)

Interview with Chris O'Doherty
Video: 2 minutes

The National Portrait Gallery would like to thank Chris O’Doherty aka Reg Mombassa for his kind assistance with this project. All images courtesy of the artist.

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Self portrait with Spots and Veins, 2003 Chris O'Doherty.

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Self portrait with Spots and Veins, 2003 Chris O'Doherty
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Mental as everything

Magazine article by Diana Warnes, 2006

Chris O'Doherty, also known as Reg Mombassa, is best-known for his Mambo imagery but he also paints a lot of self portraits.

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.