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Paula Rego: Balzac and other stories @ Marlborough – London

29/05/2012 @ 8:00 am - 30/06/2012 @ 5:00 pm

free

Iberian folklore has a lot to do with the mix of religious and pagan symbolism, something Paula Rego knows a lot about and has extensively exploited in all her works throughout her 5-decade-long career. Starting next Tuesday the very British but also Iberian Miss Rego will see her second London house (Marlborough gallery) welcome  her dark & truculent stories for a new exhibition.

Balzac and other stories header2 (c) Paula Rego (image via Marlborough gallery)
Balzac and other stories header2 (c) Paula Rego (image via Marlborough gallery)

 “Balzac & other stories” coincides with the publication of the revised and updated Catalogue Raisonné by Tom Rosenthal  of Thames & Hudson. The sumptuously produced Catalogue Raisonné discusses and illustrates all Rego’s prints, including unpublished work. The second edition includes chapters on five new series produced since 2003 – Moon Eggs, Prince Pig, Wine, Curved Planks and Female Genital Mutilation.

Circumcision - 2009 (c) Paula Rego (image via Marlborough gallery)
Circumcision - 2009 (c) Paula Rego (image via Marlborough gallery)

Presenting her new works, Rego uses one of Honoré de Balzac’s most celebrated tales, The Unknown Masterpiece as an inspiration… the the story of a painter who, depending on one’s perspective, is either an abject failure or a transcendental genius – or both. A story which previously helped many other artists such as Cézanne, Henry James, Picasso, and Paula Rego.

Balzac and other stories header (c) Paula Rego (image via Marlborough gallery)
Balzac and other stories header (c) Paula Rego (image via Marlborough gallery)

Again, Rego will bring subjects like sexuality or feminism and their sinister side revealing some of the most powerful images that she has ever produced. A unique occasion to see this prolific painter. More info this way.

Fame - 2005 (c) Paula Rego (image via Marlborough gallery)
Fame - 2005 (c) Paula Rego (image via Marlborough gallery)

Details

Start:
29/05/2012 @ 8:00 am
End:
30/06/2012 @ 5:00 pm
Cost:
free
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Venue

Marlborough Fine Arts
6 Albemarle Street London, Greater London
London, W1S 4BY United Kingdom
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Phone:
+44 020 7629 5161

Organizer

Marlborough Fine Arts
Phone:
+44 020 7629 5161
Website:
http://www.marlboroughfineart.com/