Lot 160
Baiju Parthan

House of Spice Picture Book - Pixel River

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 160 of 187  

1-4 DECEMBER 2002


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Rs 1,05,000

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Baiju Parthan
House of Spice Picture Book - Pixel River

Signed and dated in English (lower left)
Acrylic on canvas
48 x 36 in (121.9 x 91.4 cm)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


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