Yue Minjun, ‘Surplus Value (Set of two)’, 2019, Sculpture, Wood and copper, 3 White Dots
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Yue Minjun

Surplus Value (Set of two), 2019

Wood and copper
8 2/5 × 7 1/5 × 6 1/10 in
21.4 × 18.3 × 15.5 cm
Edition of 75
.
$40,000
Ships from Central , HK
Shipping: $100 domestic, $400 rest of world
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3 White Dots

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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.

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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

Surplus Value (Set of two), 2019

Wood and copper
8 2/5 × 7 1/5 × 6 1/10 in
21.4 × 18.3 × 15.5 cm
Edition of 75
.
$40,000
Ships from Central , HK
Shipping: $100 domestic, $400 rest of world
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
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