820
820
Yue Minjun
CONTEMPORARY TERRACOTTA WARRIOR SERIES NO. 6 (TWO WORKS)
Estimate
1,200,0001,500,000
LOT SOLD. 1,360,000 HKD
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820
Yue Minjun
CONTEMPORARY TERRACOTTA WARRIOR SERIES NO. 6 (TWO WORKS)
Estimate
1,200,0001,500,000
LOT SOLD. 1,360,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Yue Minjun
B.1962
CONTEMPORARY TERRACOTTA WARRIOR SERIES NO. 6 (TWO WORKS)
(i) incised in Pinyin, titled, dated 2005 and numbered 11/25
(ii) incised in Pinyin, titled, dated 2005 and numbered 25/25
bronze
each 290 (H) by 55 by 42 cm.; 114⅛ (H) by 21⅝ by 16½ in. 
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Provenance

Private American Collection

Exhibited

USA, New York, Queens Museum of Art, Yue Minjun and the Symbolic Smile, 14 October, 2007 - 6 January, 2008

Catalogue Note

The terracotta warrior sculptures by Yue Minjun demonstrate a blend of historical implications and the potency of the self-image. They are fashioned to mirror the historical army of terracotta warriors found in the tomb of Qin Shi Huangdi, one of China's most influential emperors. These warriors, originally created as funerary art and buried with the Qin emperor, make up an imposing army of 8,000 and each individual sculpture is crafted with unique human characteristics. Yue Minjun's contemporary warriors, unlike the original terracotta soldiers, all bear the same facial characteristics and pose. These figures are reminiscent of ideological aesthetics found in older Chinese art. Their exaggerated limbs and large heads give the sculptures a touch of modernity. These sculptures are made of bronze and represent a unified force, the power of self-image, and the many contradictions that contemporary China faces as it continues to develop into the twenty-first century.

Contemporary Asian Art

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