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Baiju Parthan
The Way


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 6 of 70  

ALIVE CONTEMPORARY DAY SALE | MUMBAI, LIVE
15 FEBRUARY 2014

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Rs 6,00,000
$9,836

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ARTWORK DETAILS

Baiju Parthan
The Way
Signed and dated in English (lower left)
2005
Acrylic and ink on paper
40.5 x 23 in (102.9 x 58.4 cm)


EXHIBITED:
Art for Gods Sake, The Arts Trust, Mumbai, 2005

PUBLISHED:
Baiju Parthan: A User's Manual, ed: Ranjit Hoskote, After Image Publishing, Mumbai, 2006

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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