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  1. Balanced sheet

    Posted Aug 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... than US$4 million- as Yue Minjun's The Pope did at a Sotheby's auction in London two months ago- it's easy for the art circle to get a little heady. But Pi Li's feet ... broader themes such as daily life- but many were lured by the money art could generate. After all, established artists such as Yue Minjun, Zhang Xiaogang, Liu Xiaodong, Wang Guanyi and Cai ...

  2. Shanghai

    Posted Sep 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Kevin Kwong

    ... looking!' and 'Free the women artists!', others with the pink laughing face (right) that has made artist Yue Minjun an international name. The hordes of security people barely reacted. ... Littmann says this is the first time a similar event in China has introduced pictorial motifs by western and Chinese artists. Artists involved include Yue, the Guerilla Girls, Robert Rauschenberg, ...

  3. Sound Bites

    Posted Dec 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... China Art Book claims to feature the 80 'most renowned' contemporary Chinese artists today, including the likes of Ai Weiwei, Cai Guoqiang, Xu Bing and Yue Minjun. How did you come up with the list? Editor Uta Grosenick: 'With publications like this, you have to have the courage to pick, you have to consider it as if it was a show or biennial and you choose ...

  4. Tiananmen-inspired painting expected to fetch HK$30m

    Posted Oct 07th 2007, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... auction on Friday. Yue Minjun's Execution, a painting which adapts a 19th century Manet classic to echo the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, was sold by late Hong Kong dealer Manfred Schoeni ... Kong today. The auction house estimates it will fetch up to HK$12 million, although some art experts believe it could go much higher. Sober vision Yue Minjun is a Beijing-based painter ...

  5. Test your understanding

    Posted May 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... they can fetch very high prices at auctions a) i and ii b) ii and iii c) all of the above 2. Works by contemporary Chinese artists Zhang Xiaogang and Yue Minjun can fetch very high prices ... who created the most expensive contemporary Chinese painting in history? a) Zhang Xiaogang b) Yue Minjun c) Xu Beihong 4. Under the agreement, for how long can the United Arab Emirates use ...

  6. 'Execution' makes banker a killing

    Posted Oct 14th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... it for in Hong Kong more than a decade ago. Execution, by artist Yue Minjun, which adapts a 19th century Edouard Manet classic to echo the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, set a record for a Chinese contemporary artwork during Sotheby's auction on Friday. The buyer, whose identity has not been released, placed his bid via telephone. Yue is one of China's most important avant garde ...

  7. King of the big spenders

    Posted Dec 30th 2007, 12:00am by David Momphard

    ... diamonds often go for as much as 20 times more than boring old white diamonds, fetching up to US$400,000 per carat. And it may have gone under the gavel in London, but Yue Minjun's Execution ... on order. Art of investing If you didn't know that there's money in art, one British investment banker showed the way this year Percentage profit made from the sale of Yue Minjun painting ...

  8. A wealth of significant contemporary art on offer

    Posted Oct 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... will be on sale this weekend, reflects and records an explosion in 1993 at Jiayuguan where the Great Wall ends. The Massacre at Chios, by Yue Minjun, draws inspiration from the 1824 masterpiece of the same name by the French painter Eugene Delacroix. By directly referring to the original painting, Yue earns his reputation as one of the great 'cynical realists'. All eyes ...

  9. Early works up for grabs

    Posted May 20th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Charles Saatchi for US$1.5 million a month earlier. Love- La Vie Continue is among a number of early works by the likes of Zhang, Yue Minjun and Zheng Fanzhi that are up for bidding ... would have been famous, and the same goes for Yue Minjun and other big-name Chinese artists.' But Perregaux doesn't dismiss the importance of these early pieces. 'Collectors want ...

  10. Cashing in on artistic talent

    Posted May 14th 2007, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Contemporary mainland artists Zhang Xiaogang and Yue Minjun- whose works include caricatures of the Maoist era- have become the darlings of arts punters, with paintings fetching millions of dollars ...




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