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Lot 186
Baiju Parthan
(1956)

River,Birdscape,Man (Ignorance is Strength/Bliss)



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 186 of 223  

AUCTION 2002 (MAY)
13-16 MAY 2002

Estimate



Winning Bid
$1,850
Rs 88,800




ARTWORK DETAILS

Baiju Parthan
River,Birdscape,Man (Ignorance is Strength/Bliss)

Signed and dated in English (lower left)
2000
Acrylic on canvas
54 x 30 in (137.2 x 76.2 cm)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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