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Lot 93
Baiju Parthan
(1956)

Bungee into the Night - For J (Momentary Lapse of Reason)



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 93 of 110  

AUCTION 2003 (DECEMBER)
1-4 DECEMBER 2003

Estimate



Winning Bid
$4,200
Rs 1,89,000

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

Baiju Parthan
Bungee into the Night - For J (Momentary Lapse of Reason)

a) Signed and dated in English (upper right)
b) Signed and dated in English (lower right)
c) Signed and dated in English (lower right)
2002
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 72 in (61 x 182.9 cm)

(Triptych)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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