Baiju Parthan

Initially, Baiju Parthan resisted a career as an artist. "In Kerala," he explains, "you are what your work is. And in Kerala's Communist schema, the artist is at the lowest rung of society." Parthan began as an engineer, but was drawn into the world of art in 1974, when he stumbled onto a book detailing the history of Western art. "With that book," he says, "the chronology and the institution of art became known to me." He became familiar with...
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Honours and Awards
  • 2001 Artist in Residency, Gallery Seven Degrees, Laguna, California
  • 2000 Nominee for Artist of the Year, Sotheby’s, London
  • 1981 Goa Lalit Kala Academy for Award for Artist of the Year, Goa
  • 1978 – 81 Lalit Kala Akademi Merit Prize
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    Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art and Collectibles 13-14 October 2021

    Baiju Parthan

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    Acrylic and inkjet on canvas

    47.75 x 71.75 in

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    Summer Online Auction 13-14 July 2021

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    Oil, acrylic and gel on canvas

    48 x 96 in



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    Spring Online Auction 11-12 March 2021

    Baiju Parthan

    Ethnography -...

    Acrylic on canvas

    47.75 x 35.75 in



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    Winter Online Auction: Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art and Collectibles 9-10 December 2020

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    Oil, acrylic and gel on canvas

    24 x 72 in



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    Summer Online Auction 12-13 June 2019

    Baiju Parthan

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    Acrylic and inkjet on canvas

    47.5 x 35 in


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    Absolute Tuesdays 21 September 2021

    Baiju Parthan

    Untitled

    Acrylic on arches paper pasted on board

    21.75 x 27.5 in

    Winning bid
    $2,687
    Rs 1,93,440
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    Absolute Tuesdays 7 September 2021

    Baiju Parthan

    Sad Clown and...

    Acrylic on canvas

    28 x 9.75 in

    Winning bid
    $1,110
    Rs 79,931
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    Absolute Tuesdays 7 September 2021

    Baiju Parthan

    Untitled

    Pen and ink on paper pasted on mount board

    14.5 x 10.75 in

    Winning bid
    $423
    Rs 30,480
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    Lot 36 Details

    Absolute Tuesdays 20 July 2021

    Baiju Parthan

    Big Crunch - I

    30.25 x 22.75 in

    Winning bid
    $1,356
    Rs 98,988
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    EXHIBITIONS          
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    Lot 16 Details

    The Last Supper. 26 Mar-30 Apr 2021

    Baiju Parthan

    Untitled

    Acrylic on canvas

    48 x 96 in





    Lot 11 Details

    Ode to the Monumental. 14-18 March 2014

    Baiju Parthan

    Gargoyle River

    Acrylic on canvas

    48 x 288 in




    Lot 29 Details

    ARTiculate 2011 An Exhibition of Contemporary... 4 Oct-30 Nov 2011

    Baiju Parthan

    Platform No.8

    Archival print on Hahnemuhle photo rag bright white paper

    26 x 56 in




    Lot 28 Details

    Paths of progression. 21 Aug-5 Nov 2005

    Baiju Parthan

    Last Supper Qua...

    Oil on canvas

    72 x 72 in




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