Yue Minjun - Contemporary Art London Thursday, June 21, 2007 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private collection, New York

  • Catalogue Essay

    Chinese characters are ideographs, each of which looks like someone's action. I am trying to represent the spiritual and cultural state of every single character so that there can be more feelings of humanity inside them. Chinese calligraphy used to represent the mental interaction between the writer, the audient and the character. And I found out that human body also has a kind of relationship with characters. Then, it has even more connotation of culture in brushworks, which represent not only an action of some individual, but also an action with the characteristic of cultural symbol. (M. Yue, artist’s statement, 2003, at http://www.yueminjun.com/en/biography/bio16.html)



Watercolor and graphite on canvas.
49 x 54 in. (124.5 x 137.2 cm).
Signed and dated "Yue Minjun 2006" on center front.

£70,000 - 90,000 

Sold for £102,000

Contemporary Art

22 June 2007, 4pm & 5pm