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Baiju Parthan
Ethnography - Spectacle and Artifice


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 121 of 126  

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11-12 MARCH 2021

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Baiju Parthan
Ethnography - Spectacle and Artifice
Dated and signed '2001 Baiju Parthan' (lower right) and inscribed ''ETHNOGRAPHY - SPECTACLE AND/ ARTIFICE' / BAIJU PARTHAN - 2001' (on the reverse)
2001
Acrylic on canvas
47.75 x 35.75 in (121.2 x 90.8 cm)

PROVENANCE
Saffronart, 5-6 September 2007, lot 20

EXHIBITED
Indian Contemporary Fine Art, presented by Saffronart and Apparao Galleries at Laguna Beach: 7 Degrees, 9 - 23 September 2001
Threshold, New York: Aicon Gallery, 19 February - 31 March 2009

PUBLISHED
Indian Contemporary Fine Art, Mumbai: Saffronart, 2001 (illustrated)
Baiju Parthan: A User's Manual, Mumbai: Afterimage Publishing, 2006, p. 36 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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