Lot 20
Baiju Parthan

Last Supper Qua Still Life (3)

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 20 of 135  

6-7 SEPTEMBER 2006


Winning Bid
Rs 22,82,495

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Baiju Parthan
Last Supper Qua Still Life (3)

Signed in English (lower left)
Oil on canvas
72 x 72 in (182.9 x 182.9 cm)

Exhibited and published: Paths of Progression, Saffronart and Bodhi Art, Mumbai, Delhi, New York, Singapore, 2005

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


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