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Baiju Parthan
(1956)

Soft Equinox



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 146 of 160  

SPRING ONLINE AUCTION: MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY SOUTH ASIAN ART AND ANTIQUITIES
6-7 APRIL 2022

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Winning Bid
Rs 7,05,600
$9,408

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

Baiju Parthan
Soft Equinox

Signed and dated 'Baiju Parthan 2009' (lower right); inscribed, dated and signed 'SOFT EQUINOX/ BAIJU PARTHAN - 2008-2009/ BaijuParthan' (on the reverse)
2008-2009
Oil, acrylic and gel on canvas
71.25 x 71.5 in (181 x 181.6 cm)

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, Gujarat
Private Collection, Mumbai
Saffronart, 12-14 June 2018, lot 133
Property from a Prominent Private Collection, Mumbai

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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