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  • Catalogue Essay

    Including: A smile is the language of hope; Untitled (Smile-ism No. 1)I love laughing; Untitled (Smile-ism No. 4): A smile from one heart radiates to all hearts; (Smile-ism No. 17): Smiles are international; Untitled (Smile-ism No. 23):A smile is the language of hope; and Untitled (Smile-ism No. 22): Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love

    Yue Minjun is one of China’s leading “Cynical Realist” painters. These five plates are from a portfolio of twenty-eightthat illustrates the iconic laughing face and figure of the artist as seen manifested in various states of solitary play and fantastical camaraderie. Yue Minjun’s joyful, smiling figures offer an ironic commentary on the concept of personal freedom and happiness in modern Chinese society.

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Smile-Ism series: five prints

2006
Five lithographs in colors, on wove paper, the full sheets,
all approx. S. 43 x 31 1/8 in (109.2 x 79.1 cm)
all signed and numbered 29/45 in pencil, published by Museum Collections Editions, all in very good condition, all framed.

Estimate
$18,000 - 25,000 

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Modern Editions
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