Paula Rego, ‘Prince Pig and his first Bride (Rosenthal 231)’, 2006, Forum Auctions
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Paula Rego

Prince Pig and his first Bride (Rosenthal 231), 2006

Lithograph printed in colours
25 4/5 × 28 4/5 in
65.6 × 73.1 cm
Edition of 2
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signed, inscribed "Curwen Archive" and numbered from the edition of two in pencil, on …

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Paula Rego
Portuguese, b. 1935
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A “painter of stories” celebrated for her dark, complex paintings, prints, drawings, and collages, Paula Rego draws upon folk- and fairytales, literature, and her own biography to create politically charged, deeply unsettling tableaux. Her forceful compositions are imbued with cruelty—both subtle and overt—and permeated with a sense of unease and ambiguity. Foregrounding women and girls, and often using animals as stand-ins for humans, she depicts dysfunctional family relationships, political systems (like that of Portugal’s António de Oliveira Salazar), and social structures. Rego is fascinated by what she calls “the beautiful grotesque” in life and in art. As she describes: “It’s the divine, perhaps. […] I mean some other kind of divine, which connects very strongly to Portuguese folk tales and stories—the strength of them and, very often, the enormous cruelty involved. The cruelty is fascinating.”

Paula Rego, ‘Prince Pig and his first Bride (Rosenthal 231)’, 2006, Forum Auctions
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signed, inscribed "Curwen Archive" and numbered from the edition of two in pencil, on Somerset Cream Velvet wove paper, printed and published by the Curwen Studio, Chilford, the full sheet printed to the edges, 656 x 731mm (25 7/8 x 28 7/8in) (unframed)

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Paula Rego
Portuguese, b. 1935
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A “painter of stories” celebrated for her dark, complex paintings, prints, drawings, and collages, Paula Rego draws upon folk- and fairytales, literature, and her own biography to create politically charged, deeply unsettling tableaux. Her forceful compositions are imbued with cruelty—both subtle and overt—and permeated with a sense of unease and ambiguity. Foregrounding women and girls, and often using animals as stand-ins for humans, she depicts dysfunctional family relationships, political systems (like that of Portugal’s António de Oliveira Salazar), and social structures. Rego is fascinated by what she calls “the beautiful grotesque” in life and in art. As she describes: “It’s the divine, perhaps. […] I mean some other kind of divine, which connects very strongly to Portuguese folk tales and stories—the strength of them and, very often, the enormous cruelty involved. The cruelty is fascinating.”

Paula Rego

Prince Pig and his first Bride (Rosenthal 231), 2006

Lithograph printed in colours
25 4/5 × 28 4/5 in
65.6 × 73.1 cm
Edition of 2
Bidding closed
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