Yue Minjun, ‘Smile-ism (Complete Set of 28 Works)’, 2006, Print, 28 lithographs in colors on wove paper, Artsy x Rago/Wright
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Yue Minjun

Smile-ism (Complete Set of 28 Works), 2006

28 lithographs in colors on wove paper
31 1/2 × 43 1/2 in
80 × 110.5 cm
Edition 2/45
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Each signed and numbered in pencil
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Art Issue Editions, New York. Printed by Hankuk Art Chain, Co., Ltd., Korea
Yue Minjun
Chinese, b. 1962
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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 icon, the artist has said, “was not meant as a self-portrait in its traditional sense, but something more like a movie star acting in different roles.” Surrealism was an early influence on Yue, who shot to the top of an explosive Chinese contemporary scene as a member of the Cynical Realist movement, his serious political criticism and social commentary hidden behind the mask of his smiling faces. In another series, Yue turned his practice on its head, recreating famous Western and Chinese socialist paintings as empty settings with their subjects removed.

Yue Minjun, ‘Smile-ism (Complete Set of 28 Works)’, 2006, Print, 28 lithographs in colors on wove paper, Artsy x Rago/Wright
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This work is sold by a professional seller and ships from Blauvelt, New York, United States

Dimensions vary: 31 1/2 x 43 inches (sheet)
35 x 43 inches (sheet)

Condition report: Deckled edges, no apparent condition issues; all prints are unframed.

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Medium
Signature
Each signed and numbered in pencil
Publisher
Art Issue Editions, New York. Printed by Hankuk Art Chain, Co., Ltd., Korea
Yue Minjun
Chinese, b. 1962
Follow

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 icon, the artist has said, “was not meant as a self-portrait in its traditional sense, but something more like a movie star acting in different roles.” Surrealism was an early influence on Yue, who shot to the top of an explosive Chinese contemporary scene as a member of the Cynical Realist movement, his serious political criticism and social commentary hidden behind the mask of his smiling faces. In another series, Yue turned his practice on its head, recreating famous Western and Chinese socialist paintings as empty settings with their subjects removed.

Yue Minjun

Smile-ism (Complete Set of 28 Works), 2006

28 lithographs in colors on wove paper
31 1/2 × 43 1/2 in
80 × 110.5 cm
Edition 2/45
.
Bidding closed
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