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Baiju Parthan
Mill Junction - 1 (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 97 of 100  

SUMMER ONLINE AUCTION
13-14 JULY 2021

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ARTWORK DETAILS

Baiju Parthan
Mill Junction - 1 (Soft Graffiti)
Signed and dated 'Baiju Parthan/ 2009' (lower left), inscribed twice, signed and dated 'MILL JUNCTION - 1 (SOFT GRAFFITI)/ Baiju Parthan/ 2009' (on the reverse)
2009
Oil, acrylic and gel on canvas
48 x 96 in (121.9 x 243.8 cm)

(Diptych)

PROVENANCE
Acquired directly from the artist
An Important Private Collection, New Delhi

EXHIBITED
Milljunction: Paintings and Photo-works by Baiju Parthan, New York: Aicon Gallery, 23 March - 24 April 2010
Dislocation: Milljunction Part 2, London: Aicon Gallery, 15 July - 13 August 2011

Category: Painting
Style: Landscape


 









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