Yue Minjun–Cynical Realism

Yue Minjun is not from Bushwick, Bed-Stuy or Williamsburg. He’s not even from Brooklyn, but Minjun is a the forefront of cynical realism. According to FrugalArt, the cynical realism”grew out of the lack of any kind artistic activity in Chinese society.” Asa artist began meeting below ground, a movement began.

Minjun’s work is worth millions and millions of dollars and the most popular artist in China. In 2007, Execution, described as Minjun’s most political piece, sold for 5.9 million dollars, a record for contemporary artist.

Chinese art/artist seem to be the future of China and abroad, for they are expressing a vision, which has not been seen; since Chinese government prohibited art and are decades behind in the scene. Chinese art can bridge the gap between American and Chinese culture.


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