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RINA BANERJEE (B. 1963)
SOLD TO BENEFIT THE LIBRARY OF BENGALI LITERATURE
RINA BANERJEE (B. 1963)

Swing swing she was her Swamy’s sunshine while moo specks, flakes and frost flirted with her shape. The others not those who had fallen out of grace because of unfortunate race missed her but stayed though out of her way.

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RINA BANERJEE (B. 1963)
Swing swing she was her Swamy’s sunshine while moo specks, flakes and frost flirted with her shape. The others not those who had fallen out of grace because of unfortunate race missed her but stayed though out of her way.
acrylic, ink, and mica flakes on paper
15 x 11 in. (38.1 x 27.9 cm.)
Executed in 2011
Provenance
Gifted by the artist to Columbia University Press
Literature
Fabular Bodies, New Narratives in the Art of the Miniature, exhibition catalogue, Mumbai, 2011, p. 47 (illustrated)
Exhibited
Mumbai, Harmony Art Foundation, Fabular Bodies, New Narratives in the Art of the Miniature, 6-14 August 2011

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Lot Essay

Describing Rina Banerjee's work as "dazzling, breathtaking and confounding" and "fresh, original and exhilarating", Clayton Press notes, "Reality and fantasy, history and mythology partner with each other. Her work is like a cartographic fiction, in which Banerjee schematizes and visualizes an imaginary world based on real world pliable fact. Banerjee is a rarity among artists, who can simultaneously enable and enrich meaning without being intentionally didactic or moralizing. Hers is a poetic activity that creates opportunities for viewers to awaken to alternative meanings in art." (C. Press, 'Rina Banerjee, 'Make Me A Summary Of The World' At Pennsylvania Academy Of The Fine Arts', 8 January 2019, Forbes website, accessed July 2019)
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