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

A mighty mass of foam wept, a net no less wet and sticky claimed each speck of labor for another speck, broke them off her country's sweat so did she squatted on tight thighs, to beat out her horrid task, one at dark and the other by sight when colonial powers swung high a undignified humanity reigned no less till all was free to name; Ivory hunters, rubber merchants, labor traders, farm hands, like ancient tree, Banyan tree threw it's tangerine roots from his pale mouth, scraped the earth of wealth with bodies jumping, swaying and swirling, black and brown limbs flying, small hands churning to feed the cream she made with this crimson flesh to colonial kings too far to see, so make them sing with no remorse while nature and savage flicker, to cease upon a candles glow

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RINA BANERJEE (B. 1963)
A mighty mass of foam wept, a net no less wet and sticky claimed each speck of labor for another speck, broke them off her country's sweat so did she squatted on tight thighs, to beat out her horrid task, one at dark and the other by sight when colonial powers swung high a undignified humanity reigned no less till all was free to name;
Ivory hunters, rubber merchants, labor traders, farm hands, like ancient tree, Banyan tree threw it's tangerine roots from his pale mouth, scraped the earth of wealth with bodies jumping, swaying and swirling, black and brown limbs flying, small hands churning to feed the cream she made with this crimson flesh to colonial kings too far to see, so make them sing with no remorse while nature and savage flicker, to cease upon a candles glow
signed and inscribed 'Rina Banerjee E.A. 7/8' (lower left); signed and inscribed 'E.A. 6/8 Rina Banerjee' (lower left)
lithographs on paper
39 3/8 x 27 1/8 in. (100 x 68.9 cm.) each
Executed in 2011; number seven and number six from editions of eight artist's proofs; two prints on paper
Provenance
Gifted by the artist to Columbia University Press

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