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Yue MINJUN | Smile-ism No. 21 | Lithograph available for sale on kunzt gallery
Yue Minjun is a contemporary Chinese artist who works in Beijing. He is most widely known for his oil paintings that show himself laughing in a variety of different settings. He has also copied this image in watercolor, prints and sculpture. Critics have labeled him a part of the "Cynical Realism" movement in China, although he has distanced himself from that group personally. Yue Minjun takes his inspiration from the work of Geng Jianyi, who had used his own laughing visage as a centr Read More
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Smile-ism No. 21, 2006

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Original lithograph in colors -Signed in pencil, and numbered -unframed

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Yue Minjun is a contemporary Chinese artist who works in Beijing. He is most widely known for his oil paintings that show himself laughing in a variety of different settings. He has also copied this image in watercolor, prints and sculpture. Critics have labeled him a part of the "Cynical Realism" movement in China, although he has distanced himself from that group personally. Yue Minjun takes his inspiration from the work of Geng Jianyi, who had used his own laughing visage as a centr Read More
Artwork Copyright © Yue Minjun

Yue Minjun

Smile-ism No. 21, 2006

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Yue Minjun

Contemporary Terracota Warrior No8, 2006

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Cynical realism is the term first used in 1992 by art critic Li Xianting to describe the Beijing artist group which painted satirical social realist paintings. The group sought to depict the psychological turmoil experienced when China was struggling with new political ideology.

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