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y The Mind and Times of Reg Mombassa single work   biography  
Issue Details: First known date: 2009 2009
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'Christopher O'Doherty, aka Reg Mombassa, has infiltrated our culture for more than thirty years with a unique, laconic view of our world ... and of his.

'His wit, sense of mischief and larrikin energy resonated in the songs and performances of one of Australia's most beloved bands, Mental As Anything, whose music became the soundtrack to a generation's misbegotten youth.

'His eye for the absurd and his unapologetic idealism captured another generation or three with his irreverent, frequently macabre and always distinctive designs for the original Mambo label.

'Yet long before he became a Mental or transformed shirts into collector's items, Mombassa was first and foremost an artist. From his idiosyncratic pop art to the delicately realised fine art landscapes and images that celebrate and elevate the suburban, his artworks are sought by collectors around the world.

'Who else could stage the biggest one-man art show in history at the Sydney Olympics? Who else could have Elvis Costello producing his records, or the likes of Johnny Rotten and Crowded House seeking his record cover designs?

'But there is much more to Reg Mombassa, as fellow New Zealand-born writer and painter Murray Waldren shows in this illuminated journey. Illustrated with almost 300 original artworks and packed with photographs, posters and band memorabilia, this is a true collector's item.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Dedication: In loving memory of Trudy O'Doherty and Oriel Waldren Spicer

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins , 2009 .
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      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 432p.
      Description: illus.
      Note/s:
      • Includes index and bibliography.
      • Publication date: 1 November 2009.
      ISBN: 9780732289829 (pbk.), 9780732287894 (hbk.)

Works about this Work

100% Creative : Uncovering Reg Mombassa Lorien Kaye , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 30 January 2010; (p. 21)

— Review of The Mind and Times of Reg Mombassa Murray Waldren 2009 single work biography
Parallel Universe Murray Waldren , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 24-25 October 2009; (p. 20-21)
Making Art Successful As Anyhting Bron Sibree , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 14 - 15 November 2009; (p. 20-21)

— Review of The Mind and Times of Reg Mombassa Murray Waldren 2009 single work biography
Elusive Artist behind the Livid Fantasies Andrew Frost , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 26-27 December 2009; (p. 24-25)

— Review of The Mind and Times of Reg Mombassa Murray Waldren 2009 single work biography
Making Art Successful As Anyhting Bron Sibree , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 14 - 15 November 2009; (p. 20-21)

— Review of The Mind and Times of Reg Mombassa Murray Waldren 2009 single work biography
Elusive Artist behind the Livid Fantasies Andrew Frost , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 26-27 December 2009; (p. 24-25)

— Review of The Mind and Times of Reg Mombassa Murray Waldren 2009 single work biography
100% Creative : Uncovering Reg Mombassa Lorien Kaye , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 30 January 2010; (p. 21)

— Review of The Mind and Times of Reg Mombassa Murray Waldren 2009 single work biography
Parallel Universe Murray Waldren , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 24-25 October 2009; (p. 20-21)
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