Yue Minjun

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Untitled No.7 , 2006 Watercolor 32 X 41 In © Courtesy of the Artist and Asia Society
You're so Manet, 2001 Silkscreen 54 X 76 Cm © Olyvia Fine Art
Hat No. 2 , 2004 Oil On Canvas 32.5 X 32.5 In / 82.6 X 82.6 Cm © Courtesy of the artist & Pan American Art Projects
Print #8 (I Am a Cow) , 2008 Woodcut Print 35.2 X 46.2 In / 89.4 X 117.3 Cm © Courtesy of the artist & Ethan Cohen Fine Arts
AD 3009 , 2008 Bronze 220 Cm © Courtesy of the artist & Alexander Ochs Galleries Berlin
Smile! Lithography 106 X 78 Cm © YANG GALLERY Singapore & Beijing
A.D Oil On Canvas 300 X 400 Cm © YANG GALLERY Singapore & Beijing
Smiles Are The Soul's Kisses, 2006 Lithography On Paper 31 X 43 In (78.74 X 109.22 Cm) © Carmichael Gallery
Untitled, 1994 Huile Sur Toile © Courtesy of the artist and Fondation Cartier
Crayon Sur Papier © Courtesy of the artist and Fondation Cartier
Exhibition view © Courtesy of the artist and Fondation Cartier
© Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Daniel Templon
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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.

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