In October 2006, The Houston Museum of Fine Arts, hosted "Red Hot", a look into contemporary Chinese art. Outside the museum laid two of Yue Minjin's sculptures, which is where I first became fascinated with his work. Fast forward 1 year and 8 months to May 2008, I traveled to Beijing, China, with my partner Colt, where we had the incredible opportunity to visit the 798 district. The district is an artist's compound/ collective spanning several city blocks. The majority of the work being produced and on display in the galleries there is Chinese Modern/Pop art. Minjin is one of the several up-and-coming contemporary artists fetching high dollars for their works at auctions. Minjin is well known for his repetitive paintings of smiling men. The first picture below is of our cat, Franklin, lounging in front of a Minjin replica I found in a Beijing market.
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