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Baiju Parthan
Mystery and Revelation in the Observable Universe


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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Baiju Parthan
Mystery and Revelation in the Observable Universe
Signed and dated 'Baiju Parthan/ 1999' (lower right); inscribed and dated 'MYSTERY AND REVELATION IN THE OBSERVABLE UNIVERSE'/ BAIJU PARTHAN - 1999' (on the reverse)
1999
Acrylic and inkjet on canvas
47.5 x 35 in (120.5 x 89.2 cm)

PROVENANCE
Saffronart, 9-10 December 2009, lot 23
Property from a Private East Coast Collection

PUBLISHED:
Ranjit Hoskote ed., Baiju Parthan - A User's Manual, Mumbai: Afterimage Publishing, 2006 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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