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Baiju Parthan
Untitled


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 46 of 85  

24-HOUR ABSOLUTE AUCTION OF CONTEMPORARY ART
8-9 NOVEMBER 2011

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Winning Bid
$3,120
Rs 1,49,760

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

Baiju Parthan
Untitled
Signed and dated in English (lower left)
2002
Watercolour on paper
10.5 x 10 in. (each)
26.6 x 25.4 cm. (each)


(Set of two)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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