81
81
Yue Minjun
CONTEMPORARY TERRACOTTA WARRIOR
Estimate
200,000400,000
LOT SOLD. 525,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
81
Yue Minjun
CONTEMPORARY TERRACOTTA WARRIOR
Estimate
200,000400,000
LOT SOLD. 525,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Boundless: Contemporary Art

|
Hong Kong

Yue Minjun
B. 1962
CONTEMPORARY TERRACOTTA WARRIOR
Executed in 2000, this work is number 6 from an edition of 25.
signed, dated 2000.3 and numbered 6 on the torso
acrylic on fiberglass and reinforced plastic with iron base
182 by 61 by 53.3 cm, 72 by 21 by 24 in.
Read Condition Report Read Condition Report

Provenance

Private Collection, New York (Acquired directly from the artist)

Catalogue Note

Yue Minjun has emerged as one of the most influential Chinese artists of our generation. The artist's most iconic works are paintings and sculptures of himself frozen in laughter, all of which are meant to challenge traditional notions of art and a critique on the loss of an individual's identity in present-day China. While his body of work carries a pop and humorous visual language, they are deeply self-critical and remark upon the larger prevalence of uniformity in modern society through repeated, identical iterations. The present sculpture belongs to a larger group of Chinese warrior figures, all of which present a contemporary reinterpretation of the historical terracotta warriors found in the tomb of one of China's most influential emperors - Qin Shi Huangdi. In a serial manner, each of Minjun’s warriors is identical and thus critique the numbing similitude that plagues the contemporary landscape in China.

Boundless: Contemporary Art

|
Hong Kong