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Baiju Parthan
(1956)

Untitled



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 117 of 140  

SPRING AUCTION 2008
12-13 MARCH 2008

Estimate



Winning Bid
$15,546
Rs 5,90,737

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

Baiju Parthan
Untitled

Signed and dated in English ( inside base, lower left)
2000
Mixed media on wood
9.5 x 10 in (24.1 x 25.4 cm)

This wood box has been hand painted by the artist on all three sides.The inside of the box has a compass which the artist has pasted on the box.

Illustrated are two views of the installation

Category: Sculpture
Style: Still Life


 









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