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Baiju Parthan
Soft Graffiti


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...

Based on:
Catalogue by Ranjit Hoskote
Interview by Sylee Gore



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  Lot 45 of 100  

SUMMER ONLINE AUCTION
18-19 JUNE 2014

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Winning Bid
$21,840
Rs 12,88,560

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

Baiju Parthan
Soft Graffiti
Signed and dated in English (lower left and verso)
2010
Acrylic and gel on canvas
47.5 x 71.5 in (120.6 x 181.6 cm)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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