Influenced by both western and Chinese art history, Yue Minjun's laughing self-portraits often contain surrealist imagery or references to famous paintings. His Tiananmen Square-inspired work, Execution, which was the highest grossing work of Chinese Contemporary Art in 2007, is compared to Goya’s masterpiece, The Third of May, 1808.
Pictured is his 2005 work, Untitled (无题).
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