Lot 25
Baiju Parthan

Engineered Fruit

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 25 of 135  

7-8 MARCH 2007


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Baiju Parthan
Engineered Fruit

Signed and dated in English (center left) and (verso)
Acrylic on canvas
23.5 x 23.5 in (59.7 x 59.7 cm)

Published: Baiju Parthan: A User`s Manual, Afterimage Publishing, Mumbai, 2006
Souza - Baiju Exhibition, Saffronart and Apparao Gallery, Los Angeles, Mumbai, 2001

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


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