Yue Minjun

Chinese, born 1962

3,599 followers

Yue Minjun

Chinese, born 1962

3,599 followers

In his oil paintings, Yue Minjun often inserts himself in iconic moments in art history, painting …

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In his oil paintings, Yue Minjun often inserts himself in iconic moments in art history, painting exaggerated self-portrait figures in candy colors. The figures bear wide smiles with gaping mouths as they enact poses from the works of Caravaggio and other artists from the Western canon. Transforming himself into an …

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Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
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High auction record
HKD $54m, Christie's, 2008
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Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 3 more
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Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale International Exhibition, and 1 more
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