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Baiju Parthan
(1956)

Ointment II



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 80 of 90  

24-HOUR ONLINE ABSOLUTE AUCTION
10-11 JULY 2012

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Winning Bid
Rs 2,16,360
$4,007

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

Baiju Parthan
Ointment II

Signed and dated in English (upper left)
2009
Acrylic on paper
32 x 20.5 in (81.3 x 52.1 cm)

EXHIBITED AND PUBLISHED:
Size Matters...Or Does It ?: Part I, Lattitude 28, New Delhi, 2010

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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