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Baiju Parthan
Mystery and Revelation in the Observable Universe


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 100  

WINTER AUCTION 2009
9-10 DECEMBER 2009

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Winning Bid
$18,009
Rs 8,28,414

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

Baiju Parthan
Mystery and Revelation in the Observable Universe
Signed and dated in English (lower right) and inscribed and dated in English (verso)
1999
Mixed media and collage on canvas
47.5 x 35.5 in (120.6 x 90.2 cm)

PUBLISHED:

Baiju Parthan - A User`s Manual, Ranjit Hoskote, Afterimage Publishing, Mumbai, 2006

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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