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Baiju Parthan
Spirit Garden-1 (Ethno-Botanical-Memory)


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 126 of 138  

THE TIES THAT BIND: SOUTH ASIAN MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART
30 NOVEMBER-1 DECEMBER 2016

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ARTWORK DETAILS

Baiju Parthan
Spirit Garden-1 (Ethno-Botanical-Memory)
Signed and dated 'Baiju Parthan 2003' (lower left); inscribed, signed and dated 'SPIRIT GARDEN-1 (ETHNO-BOTANICAL-MEMORY)/ Baiju Parthan-2003' (on the reverse)
2003
Acrylic on canvas
46.75 x 46.75 in (118.8 x 118.8 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Saffronart, 7-8 March 2007, lot 27
Private Collection, Mumbai

PUBLISHED:
Baiju Parthan: A User's Manual, Mumbai: Afterimage Publishing, 2006, p. 22 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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