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Baiju Parthan
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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 52 of 67  

CONTEMPORARY DAY SALE | MUMBAI, LIVE
12 FEBRUARY 2015

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Rs 3,36,000
$5,508

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

Baiju Parthan
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Signed and dated in English (lower right)
1995
Acrylic and ink on paper
29.5 x 21.5 in (74.9 x 54.6 cm)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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