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Baiju Parthan
Engineered Fruit


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 13 of 110  

ABSOLUTE AUCTION OF INDIAN ART & COLLECTIBLES
15-16 MAY 2013

Estimate
$580 - 770
Rs 30,000 - 40,000


Winning Bid
$510
Rs 26,520

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

Baiju Parthan
Engineered Fruit
Signed and dated in English (lower right)
2005
Etching and intaglio on paper
20 x 13.5 in (50.8 x 34.3 cm)

Ninth from a limited edition of nineteen

Category: Print Making
Style: Figurative


 









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