As a youth, Rego had witnessed the terrible suffering caused by illegal abortion in Portugal, and was angered by people's apparent refusal to face up to the issue.
Triptych, 1998 by Paula Rego, 1998
© The Artist c/o Marlborough Fine Art
- Pastel on paper, mounted on aluminium
- Each panel: 110 x 100 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £40,000 ( Total: £130,000)
- Acquired in:
- Marlborough Fine Art
This work reveals the unseen misery of illegal terminations, each panel depicting the aftermath of a girl lying doubled in pain or crouched over a bucket, alone in her sufferings.
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