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Baiju Parthan
Expedition - I (Sourcing Lempicka)


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 86 of 89  

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27-28 MARCH 2019

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ARTWORK DETAILS

Baiju Parthan
Expedition - I (Sourcing Lempicka)
Signed and dated 'Baiju Parthan/ 2006' (lower left)
2006
Acrylic on paper
44.5 x 44 in (113 x 112 cm)

PROVENANCE
Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
Christie's, London, 21 May 2007, lot 94
Property of a Lady,UK

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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