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Lot 19
Baiju Parthan
(1956)

Template - Plato`s Cave 2



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 19 of 115  

AUTUMN AUCTION 2007
5-6 SEPTEMBER 2007

Estimate



Winning Bid
Rs 63,25,000
$158,125

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

Baiju Parthan
Template - Plato`s Cave 2

Signed and dated in English (upper center)
2006
Acrylic and oil on canvas
72 x 144 in (182.9 x 365.8 cm)

(Triptych)

PUBLISHED:
Baiju Parthan - A User`s Manual, After Image Publishing - A Division of Art Musings, Mumbai, 2006

EXHIBITED AND PUBLISHED
Source Code - Baiju Parthan, Art Musings, Mumbai, 2006

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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