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Rina Banerjee
Taj Mahal


"I think of identity as inherently foreign; of heritage as something that leaks away from the concept of home - as happens when one first migrates."
- RINA BANERJEE

Kolkata-born, New York-based Rina Banerjee creates elaborate works out of unconventional materials, as can be seen in the present lot - an installation of the Taj Mahal, made of metal, glass bottles and cowrie shells, enclosing a fibreglass elephant, and...



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  Lot 17 of 47  

CONTEMPORARY INDIAN ART: A SELECTION FROM THE AMAYA COLLECTION
4-5 DECEMBER 2018

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$20,870
Rs 14,40,000

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ARTWORK DETAILS

Rina Banerjee
Taj Mahal
2008
Metal, net, glass, wood, fibreglass, leather, cowrie shells and feathers
Height: 106 in (269 cm)
Width: 33.25 in (84.3 cm)
Depth: 31.75 in (80.8 cm)

This installation comprises three main parts assembled vertically.
The four-legged metal base has net attached to the upper rim and is layered with wooden twigs, with a fibreglass and leather elephant balanced on it.
A square enclosure made of metal and glass bottles is screwed on to the base, accompanied by detachable objects (two birds and four doll-heads with feathers).
On top is a dome made of glass bottles and cowrie shells, accompanied by one detachable doll-head with feathers to be placed on the crown.

Category: Sculpture
Style: Figurative


 









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