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Yue Minjun

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Birthplace
Heilongjiang Province, China

Birth year
1962

Lives in
Beijing

Works in
Beijing

Statement

Yue Minjun is a contemporary Chinese artist. He is best known for oil paintings depicting himself in various settings, frozen in laughter. He has also reproduced this signature image in sculpture, watercolor and prints. He has shown work internationally in many exhibitions including the 5th Shanghai Biennale, Mahjon at Kunstmuseum Bern and Xianfeng! at Beelden aan Zee museum in the Netherlands.His piece 'Execution' became the most expensive work ever by a Chinese contemporary artist, when sold in 2007 for £2.9 million pounds (US $5.9 million) at London's Sotheby's.

Yue Minjun’s first museum show in the United States took place at the Queens Museum of Art, Queens, New York. The show, Yue Minjun and the Symbolic Smile featured bronze and polychrome sculptures, paintings and drawings and ran from October 2007 to January 2008. His "A-Mazing Laughter installation" is placed in English Bay, Vancouver, Canada. This installation is an arrangement of laughing figures that became a great public attraction.

Recent Exhibits

Yue Minjun participated in these exhibits:

Jan, 2015 Obsession
Maison Particulière
 
Nov, 2013 Solo Show
Galerie Daniel Templon
 
Sep, 2013 Sehnsucht Ich (Longing for Myself)
ESSL MUSEUM
 
Aug, 2013 An Exhibition of the Treasured Collections of Today Art Museum
Today Art Museum (TAM)
 
Mar, 2013 He Xiangning Art Museum of Contemporary Art
He Xiangning Art Museum
 
Jan, 2013 Pure Views -New Painting From China, Traditions Reactivated
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum (FAAM)
 
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