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Baiju Parthan
Milljunction - 2 (Soft Graffiti)


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 124 of 140  

WINTER ONLINE AUCTION: MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY SOUTH ASIAN ART AND COLLECTIBLES
9-10 DECEMBER 2020

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Baiju Parthan
Milljunction - 2 (Soft Graffiti)
Signed and dated 'Baiju Parthan/ 2009' (upper right); signed, dated and inscribed thrice 'Baiju Parthan - 2009/ MILLJUNCTION - 2 (Soft Graffiti)' (on the reverse)
2009
Oil, acrylic and gel on canvas
24 x 72 in (61 x 182.9 cm)

(Triptych)

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, Mumbai

EXHIBITED
Milljunction: Paintings and Photo-Works by Baiju Parthan, New York: Aicon Contemporary, 23 March - 24 April 2010

PUBLISHED
Milljunction: Paintings and Photo-Works by Baiju Parthan, New York: Aicon Contemporary, 2010 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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