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Baiju Parthan
Solvent - Resistance is Futile


Parthan`s paintings are essentially involved with issues of identity. Here the image of a man is `dissolved` by a chemical substance. This painting is a humorous analysis of global capitalism and its impact on individuality. In Parthan`s painting, we become aware that it is not just the boundaries of the private self that are subject to revision, but so is the concept of national identity.

"The painting is about...

Parthan`s paintings are essentially involved with issues of identity. Here the image of a man is `dissolved` by a chemical substance. This painting is a humorous analysis of global capitalism and its impact on individuality. In Parthan`s painting, we become aware that it is not just the boundaries of the private self that are subject to revision, but so is the concept of national identity.

"The painting is about globalization and the resulting homogenization that could level our cultural identity. Coca cola is the universal solvent that initiates this process. `Resistance is futile` should work as a better slogan for coke" (Baiju Parthan)



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  Lot 103 of 115  

AUCTION 2004 (MAY)
4-6 MAY 2004

Estimate
$2,910 - 4,070
Rs 1,25,000 - 1,75,000


Winning Bid
$9,084
Rs 3,90,601

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

Baiju Parthan
Solvent - Resistance is Futile
Signed and dated in English (upper right)
2000
Acrylic on canvas
54 x 30 in (137.2 x 76.2 cm)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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