Rego, Paula

Death Goes Shopping


Dimensions: 460 x 555mm
Medium: Etching with Aquatint
Format: Framed
Edition size: 6

“Death Goes Shopping is an etching telling a story that I dreamt up. I drew everything from a set that I made. I had been to see an exhibition in Antwerp, and there they have the most beautiful lace dresses you can imagine. I bought a lot of them. It struck me that they were like little bridal gowns, and when I got back to my studio in London I made some dolls and put the dresses on them. I made up a story that they were kept in chains and that they were going to be sold: marketed and loaded onto a cart, like chickens, by a nasty woman representing Death.”

Paula Rego


This etching is copy VI/VI from the hors commerce edition.  The etching was originally devised for the de luxe artist’s book I Have Found a Song.

Death goes Shopping

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