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Baiju Parthan
Archeology-Kerala-1


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 74 of 81  

EVENING SALE | NEW DELHI, LIVE
21 SEPTEMBER 2017

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Winning Bid
Rs 8,40,000
$13,333

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ARTWORK DETAILS

Baiju Parthan
Archeology-Kerala-1
Signed and dated 'Baiju Parthan 2007' (upper right): signed and dated again 'Baiju Parthan 2007' and inscribed 'ARCHEOLOGY-KERALA-1' (on the reverse)
2007
Acrylic on canvas
72 x 72 in (182.9 x 182.9 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Acquired from Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi

PUBLISHED
Ranjit Hoskote, Dr. Leon Tan and Gopal Mirchandani eds; Baiju Parthan: Reset, Mumbai: Afterimage Publishing, 2016, p.17

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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