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Baiju Parthan
Looking Back / Letting Go (The Sublime is Now!)


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 24 of 95  

AUTUMN AUCTION 2009
9-10 SEPTEMBER 2009

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Winning Bid
$18,021
Rs 8,64,984

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

Baiju Parthan
Looking Back / Letting Go (The Sublime is Now!)
Signed and dated in English (upper right and verso)
1999
Mixed media on canvas
47.5 x 35.5 in (120.7 x 90.2 cm)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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