Saturday, September 21, 2013

Yue Minjun "Execution"

Yue Minjun Execution 1995
Yue Minjun is a Chinese artist living in Beijing, who is considered one of, if not the most important Chinese artist in China today. He is classified as a member of the "Cynical Realist" movement, although the artist denies that he is part of that. He often depicts himself frozen in laughter in his paintings. Execution is said to portray what happened at Tiananmen Square, although Minjun denies that. He also rejects the idea that he is being critical of the Chinese government, most likely to remain out of the line of sight of persecution. Execution last sold in 2007 for $5.9 million U.S. Dollars at London's Sotheby's.