Third Drawer Down in collaboration with iconic Australian artist Reg Mombassa is thrilled to present their BBQ with Australian Jesus 1000 piece Jigsaw Puzzle. A collectible piece to enjoy over and over again or frame once complete. Also an Australia Day cover for the SMH in 2008, it features that great Australian social institution -the backyard barbecue. The barbecue is in a rural area and has the Harbour Bridge and an Opera House clad in rusty corrugated iron and fibrolite. Australian Jesus is mouthing silent words from a blank bible and is accompanied by a one-eyed space dog and a large salivating blowfly perched on a Weber barbecue.
About the Artist
Christopher O’Doherty, also known as Reg Mombassa, is an Australian musician and artist known for his work alongside Mambo Graphics designing T-shirts and posters since 1986. He has also exhibited paintings, drawings, and prints at Watters Gallery since 1975. Mombassa is also well known for his membership in bands Mental as Anything, Dog Trumpet, and The Pinks. His diverse range of projects also includes taking part in solo and group art shows around the world. His designs were featured in the Closing Ceremony of the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000, and he designed the graphics for the 2013 Sydney New Year’s Eve celebrations.
-Finished size: 67cm x 48cm
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Reg Mombassa, BBQ (Australian Jesus), 2008.
Charcoal and coloured pencil on paper, 38 x 51 cm, © Reg Mombassa 2017.