Lot 157
Baiju Parthan

Twisted Column series

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 157 of 187  

1-4 DECEMBER 2002



Baiju Parthan
Twisted Column series

Twisted Column series

Signed and dated in English (lower left)
Oil on Canvas pasted on board
50 x 12 in. (127 x 31 cms) (each)

$3,000 - $4,000
Rs.150,000 - 200,000
(set of two)
Oil on canvas pasted on board
50 x 12 in. (127 x 31 cms) (each)

(set of two)

Category: Painting
Style: Still Life


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