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Baiju Parthan
Chromium Breath - Primetime Embodiment


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 70 of 119  

SUMMER ONLINE AUCTION
6-7 JUNE 2017

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Winning Bid
$6,300
Rs 4,03,200

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

Baiju Parthan
Chromium Breath - Primetime Embodiment
Signed and dated 'Baiju Parthan 98' (lower left); inscribed, signed and dated 'CHROMIUM BREATH- Primetime Embodiment. / Baiju Parthan 1998' (on the reverse)
1998
Inkjet transfer, string and acrylic on canvas
48 x 36 in (121.7 x 91.2 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Aquired from Lakeeren Gallery, Mumbai

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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