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Lot 188
Baiju Parthan
(1956)

Vicious Happiness



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 188 of 223  

AUCTION 2002 (MAY)
13-16 MAY 2002

Estimate



Winning Bid
$1,088
Rs 52,200




ARTWORK DETAILS

Baiju Parthan
Vicious Happiness

Signed and dated in English (lower left)
1998
Oil on canvas pasted on board
11.5 x 11.5 in (29.2 x 29.2 cm)

Category: Painting
Style: Still Life


 









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