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Baiju Parthan
Archeology-Kerala-1


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 133 of 140  

AUTUMN ART AUCTION
24-25 SEPTEMBER 2013

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Baiju Parthan
Archeology-Kerala-1
Signed and dated in English (upper right)
2007
Acrylic on canvas
72 x 72 in (182.9 x 182.9 cm)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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