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    Sale 2025

    South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art

    16 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 113

    Baiju Parthan (b. 1956)

    Last Supper Qua Still Life - 3

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    Baiju Parthan (b. 1956)
    Last Supper Qua Still Life - 3
    signed and dated 'Baiju Parthan 2005' (lower left); signed, titled and dated ' Baiju Parthan 2005 "Last Supper Qua Still Life - 3" 6 ft x 6 ft Acylic' (on the reverse)
    acrylic on canvas
    72 x 72 in (183 x 183 cm.)
    Painted in 2005


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    Once a cartoonist with the Times of India Group Publications in Bombay, Baiju Parthan is also a scholar of comparative mythology and philosophy. These elements all greatly inform his work and his paintings posses a cohesive almost narrative quality despite their disparate origins. "As Parthan constructs his 'multi-tasking mythologies' and remix-iconographies from the pervasive flows of the global media, he confronts the boundary collapse which defines contemporary experience: the imperceptible merging of subjectivity with the worlds, maker with user, and human with machine. He does not celebrate this fundamental characteristic of the future that is already upon us; rather he recognizes it as the exponentially disruptive condition that it is." (R. Hoskote, Baiju Parthan- A Users Manual, Mumbai, 2006)

    Exhibited

    Singapore, Bodhi Art, Paths of Progression, October 2005