Yue Minjun

Chinese, born 1962

3,282 followers

Yue Minjun

Chinese, born 1962

3,282 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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Selected career achievements
Blue chip
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
High auction record
$7m, Christie's, 2008
Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze, and 3 more
Participated in a major biennial
Gwangju Biennale
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