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Baiju Parthan
Caput Mortum - 2


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 23 of 95  

AUTUMN AUCTION 2009
9-10 SEPTEMBER 2009

Estimate



Winning Bid
$8,970
Rs 4,30,560

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

Baiju Parthan
Caput Mortum - 2
Signed and dated in English (lower right)
2007
UV ink and acrylic on paper pasted on board
30 x 23 in (76.2 x 58.4 cm)

EXHIBITED:
Liquid Memory + Rant, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, 2007-08

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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