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  1. News - Hong Kong - Cityseen

    Artist Yue Minjun enlists stars to publicise laughter show

    Posted Oct 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Vivian Chen

    ... Vivian Chen Vivian.chen@scmp.com Sculptor invites his A-list friends to have a good laugh on his behalf Beijing-based contemporary artist Yue Minjun's first public exhibition in Hong ... an umbrella featuring Yue's work. "You will only have true happiness when you can let go." Lamb and Tsao were photographed at the historic Sunbeam Theatre in North Point and they both ...

  2. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - CULTURE

    Artist Yue Minjun seeks out Hong Kong malls to bond with the public

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Artist Yue Minjun says he can forge closer bonds with people by taking his shows to shopping complexes Staging his first solo public art exhibition in Hong Kong in a shopping mall is a challenge, but Yue Minjun finds it an easier way to establish a closer relationship with the public. "Hong Kong's life evolves around shopping malls. Showing artworks at a mall means ...

  3. News - China

    Chinese art star Yue brings ‘laughing men’ to Europe

    Posted Nov 14th 2012, 08:17pm by Agence France-Presse in Paris

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris The painted grins are stretched so wide they seem to hurt. And that is pretty much what Yue Minjun intended, the Chinese artist explained at the Paris opening of his first major show in Europe. A former electrician turned contemporary artist, Yue shot to international attention in 1999 when his signature laughing-man self-portraits made a much-noted ...

  4. Christie's Spring Auctions

    Posted May 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Works of classical Chinese painting, ceramics and calligraphy, contemporary Asian and Chinese art, jewels and watches will go on sale, including Yue Minjun's Big Swans (below). Until Thu, various times, HK Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, free. Inquiries: 2521 5396 or www.christies.com ...

  5. Art fair proves a hit with buyers and sellers

    Posted May 20th 2008, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... and Gandhara Art from Pakistan reportedly sold out. Among the significant sales was Seoul-based Gana Art Gallery's Untitled by Chinese painter Yue Minjun, which sold for US$1.5 million. Hong ... of the most significant sales at ART HK 08 (in US$) 380,000 Portrait du Timonier No 7 Yan Peimin 1.5m Untitled Yue Minjun 350,000 Square Word Calligraphy Xu Bing 320,000 3 April 2007 Ugo Rondinone ...

  6. It's not your usual hotel art on display

    Posted Mar 26th 2010, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... by the likes of Wu Guanzhong, Yue Minjun, Wang Guangyi and Hong Kong's Warren Leung Chi-wo. 'We talked about it for years and finally got around to it,' Li said at a preview ...

  7. HK sale sets Asian art record

    Posted May 25th 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... paintings from the Mask Series to depict a large group. It is seen as a standout by the artist not only for it scale, but composition and of course, subject matter. Last October, Yue Minjun ... by Christie's in Hong Kong. Yue Minjun's Big Swans, which depicts eight swans on one side of the canvas and the artist's trademark grinning men on the other, sold for HK$19.4 million last ...

  8. Times Square art is surreal, but the same old socialites turn up

    Posted May 29th 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... The retail venue has staged three fascinating installations from three acclaimed visual artists. The outdoor piazza now features a display from mainland artist Yue Minjun, famous for his ... exhibiting artists,' Yung said. Oh, I see. Hung and Huang's works will be up until June 10, and Yue's installation until June 15. ...

  9. French expats offer fresh perspective with true portraits of China

    Posted Jun 20th 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... in Beijing, the Father of Chinese rock Cui Jian, contemporary artist Yue Minjun and a Ningxia farmer who makes just 50 yuan a month. Proceeds from sales will go to a charitable cause. ...

  10. 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 ...




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