Paula Rego: The Complete Graphic Work
T. G. Rosenthal
Here is an updated and enlarged edition of the sumptuously produced book, first published in 2003, that reproduces in colour and tritone all the lithographs and etchings by the distinguished Portuguese artist Paula Rego from across her whole career. This edition has some sixty new works, including five new series produced in the last ten years: Moon Eggs, Prince Pig, O Vinho, The Curved Planks and Female Genital Mutilation. Critic and personal friend of the artist Tom Rosenthal writes in absorbing detail on the iconography of each print, drawing on his extensive conversations with Rego. There is also a new chapter on the influence of the work of Irish playwright Martin McDonagh on Rego, as well as an updated section of Works Out of Series and a new introduction based on an interview by the author with Rego on her 76th birthday. The book includes a complete catalogue raisonné in which all the prints are again reproduced but this time in chronological sequence with detailed descriptions. Printmaker and artist Paul Coldwell contributes an essay on Paula Rego’s graphic techniques. The chronology, list of public collections, list of solo exhibitions and select bibliography have all been updated.