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Baiju Parthan

Dharmakaya Arrival of the Truth Body-2

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 73 of 100  

18-19 JUNE 2014


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Baiju Parthan
Dharmakaya Arrival of the Truth Body-2

Signed and dated in English (lower right)
Acrylic, transfer and carpaint on arches paper
71 x 44.5 in (180.3 x 113 cm)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


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