Paula Rego

Dancing Ostriches

Sep 28 — Nov 12, 2016
London

Originally commissioned for the exhibition Spellbound (1996) at the Hayward Gallery in London and then acquired by Saatchi Gallery, the Dancing Ostriches series was inspired by Walt Disney’s Fantasia and became Rego’s response to mark the centenary of cinema in Britain. Shown in the ground floor gallery, this will be the first time in twenty years that the series has been on public display in the United Kingdom.

Works

Paula rego, dancing ostriches
Installation View.
Rego, dancing ostriches (left)
Dancing Ostriches, 1995, pastel on paper mounted on aluminum, 59 × 59 in., 150 × 150 cm
Rego, dancing ostriches (center)
Dancing Ostriches, 1995, pastel on paper mounted on aluminum, 59 × 59 in., 150 × 150 cm
Rego, dancing ostriches (right)
Dancing Ostriches, 1995, pastel on paper mounted on aluminum, 59 × 59 in., 150 × 150 cm
Marlborough008 copy
Installation View.
Marlborough009 copy
Installation View.