Yue minjun

Pirating Their Own

Ling Woo Liu, a graduate of U.C. Berkeley’s Journalism School, blogged about Yun Mingjun, one of Asia’s hottest artists. From Time The China Blog: If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then Yue Minjun should be...

An Artist’s Famous Smile: What Lies Behind It? – Richard Bernstein

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 […]

Behind The Smile – Nina P. West

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, […]

China is Coming – Rufus Foshee

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 […]

Zhang Xiaogang and Yue Minjun Lead Sotheby’s Asian Art Sale – Katya Kazakina

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 […]

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