Paula Rego: Obedience and Defiance - the exhibition catalogue from MK Gallery available to buy at Museum Bookstore

Paula Rego: Obedience and Defiance

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An authoritative and richly illustrated book spanning Paula Rego's entire career since the 1960s - the companion book to a major touring exhibition

Paula Rego Obedience and Defiance brings together paintings, drawings and prints spanning the artist's career from the 1960s to the present day. It focuses on work that addresses the moral challenges to humanity, particularly in the face of violence, poverty, political tyranny, gender discrimination and grief. The selected pictures, which include previously unseen paintings and works on paper from the artist's family and close friends, reflect Rego's perspective as an empathetic, courageous woman and a defender of justice. 

The book includes substantial text by exhibition curator Catherine Lampert that considers Rego's oeuvre as a whole and draws upon the artist's own interpretations and revelation about her practice, commentaries on the individual works, and a personal appreciation of the artist's achievements by the acclaimed American writer Kate Zambreno. 

  • Authors: Anthony Spira and Catherine Lampert
  • Hardcover: 176 pages | 150 illustrations
  • Date published: June 2019
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-1908970480
  • Product Dimensions: 28.8 x 231.3 cm