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Yue Minjun
CONTEMPORARY TERRACOTTA WARRIOR SERIES NO. 6
Estimate
65,00085,000
LOT SOLD. 62,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT
241
Yue Minjun
CONTEMPORARY TERRACOTTA WARRIOR SERIES NO. 6
Estimate
65,00085,000
LOT SOLD. 62,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Curated

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New York

Yue Minjun
B.1962
CONTEMPORARY TERRACOTTA WARRIOR SERIES NO. 6
incised in Pinyin with the artist's name, title, date 2005 and number AP 1/1 on the backside of the base
bronze
113 5/8 by 25 by 18 in. 288.6 by 66 by 45.7 cm.
Executed in 2005, this work is artist's proof number 1 from an edition of 25 plus 1 artist's proof.
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Provenance

Private Collection, Beijing

Exhibited

New York, Queens Museum of Art, Yue Minjun and the Symbolic Smile, October 2007 - January 2008 (another example exhibited)

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 Curated

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New York