The Landscapes of Reg Mombassa Limited Edition Book and Print
Reg Mombassa’s work has been a part of the fabric of Australia’s pop culture for nearly 40 years, with his irreverent take on life down under. But it is his unique landscapes that have earned him a place as one of Australia’s most influential and prolific fine artists. From the early days of his childhood in rural New Zealand, and around his adopted Australian home, Reg has been documenting the landscape, oftentimes from cars and buses while on the road with his bands Mental as Anything and Dog Trumpet; always with sketchbook in hand.
Now, more than 400 of his iconic landscapes have been brought together for the first time in a stunning retrospective of one of Australia’s most beloved and celebrated artists. Presented in a beautifully crafted clamshell presentation box, each limited-edition book is individually signed and numbered, and accompanied by a signed and numbered limited-edition giclée fine art digital print depicting the kengaroo - Reg’s amalgam of the kiwi and the kangaroo, one of his many observations on the sociopolitical status of trans-Tasman relationships.
Available in a limited edition of 500 copies only, this is a stunning and evocative portrait of our antipodean landscape.
- Signed and numbered limited-edition book, 296 pages
- Signed and numbered limited-edition giclée fine-art digital print
- 210mm x 280mm
- Printed with Ultrachrome pigment inks on museum-quality, acid-free, fine-art paper
- Presented in a clamshell presentation box
Reg Mombassa is the pseudonym of Chris O'Doherty, a New Zealand-born artist and musician.
Resident in Australia, he is as well known for his musical exploits - founder and former member of the popular Australian band Mental As Anything and member of Dog Trumpet (alongside his brother Peter O'Doherty) - as he is for his art.
Worldwide, he is perhaps better known for his irreverent designs for surfwear company Mambo Graphics, many of which were later adapted for use in a segment of the Sydney 2000 Olympics closing ceremony.
Reg Mombassa is represented by Watters Gallery.