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Baiju Parthan
(1956)

Necessary Illusions with 24 Cups of Coffee



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 109 of 120  

MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY SOUTH ASIAN ART AND COLLECTIBLES
13-14 OCTOBER 2021

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ARTWORK DETAILS

Baiju Parthan
Necessary Illusions with 24 Cups of Coffee

Signed and dated 'Baiju Parthan 2000' (lower right); inscribed and dated "'NECESSARY ILLUSIONS WITH 24 CUPS OF COFFEE'/ BAIJU PARTHAN - 2000' (on the reverse)
2000
Acrylic and inkjet on canvas
47.75 x 71.75 in (121.2 x 182 cm)

PROVENANCE
Acquired directly from the artist
Property from an Important Private Collection, Mumbai

PUBLISHED
Ranjit Hoskote, Baiju Parthan: A User’s Manual, Mumbai: Afterimage Publishing, 2006, p. 238 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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