From the Toronto Star: From dissident outcast to culture industry lynchpin in 10 short years: welcome to the New China, version 2.0. Thirty years ago, Deng Xiaoping started China’s economic miracle, opening the first...
by Sophia Cao | Nov 13, 2007
Yue Minjun talks about his paintings for the New York Times: Your first reaction upon meeting Yue Minjun might be, yes, it is indeed he! The face with the enigmatic, jaw-breaking grin, perhaps the most recognizable image in contemporary Chinese painting, is a self-portrait. “Yes, it’s me,” Mr. Yue said in a recent interview, and […]
by Sophia Cao | Nov 8, 2007
Yue Minjun’s canvas painting “Execution” shone at Sotheby’s in London in October because of its price of $5.9 million. The painting is based on Tiananmen in 1989. From Artfact.com via Forbes: …Since the early 1990s, Minjun’s works, both paintings and sculpture, have featured figures wearing the same facial expression–a wide, oddly enigmatic smile. The eerie, […]
by Sophia Cao | Sep 23, 2007
From Knox County Times: Keeping pace in modern technology has prevented contemporary Chinese artists from dying before the West learned of them.No wonder the stock market is lagging, and the money is being invested in Chinese art. On June 21 at Sotheby’s, Chinese artists, which most will not have heard of, set records. Yue Minjun’s […]
by Sophia Cao | Mar 21, 2007
From Bloomberg: When the bidding for an 8-foot-wide painting by Chinese artist Yue MinjunÔºàÂ≤≥ÊïèÂêõÔºâ reached $1 million yesterday at Sotheby’s, whistles rang through the quiet New York salesroom. Fueled by three determined phone bidders, the 1993 painting “Goldfish” ended up fetching $1.38 million, an auction record for the artist. It shows 15 toothy, grinning caricatures […]
CDT in the News
- The Philadelphia Inquirer – China steps up online controls with new rule for bloggers
- Mind Matters – For Five Days There Was Free Expression in China
- Hoover Institution – Xiao Qiang On China’s Model Of Digital Authoritarianism
- New York Times – In China, an App Offered Space for Debate. Then the Censors Came.
- Taiwan CNA – China blocks Clubhouse, official media say “anti-China has nothing to do with free speech”