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Baiju Parthan
Archeology-Kerala-1


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 37 of 67  

CONTEMPORARY DAY SALE | MUMBAI, LIVE
12 FEBRUARY 2015

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Winning Bid
Rs 9,60,000
$15,738

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

Baiju Parthan
Archeology-Kerala-1
Signed and dated in English (upper right)
2007
Acrylic on canvas
71 x 71 in (180.3 x 180.3 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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