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Yin Jun (Chinese, b.1974)
LOT ID: 66231
Crying, 2008

Oil, on canvas
59 х 59 in. (149.86 x 149.86 cm.)
Signed, lower right
Lot description
Representing Yin Jun's dramatization of contemporary Chinese culture, 'Crying' portrays an adult figure with the brazen and uncontrollable emotions of a child. Depicted with Jun's characteristic pink head and oversized tears, the protagonist's feelings of take center stage in the composition, making the viewer question what the cause of such blatant suffering and distress.

Caught in a permanent state of crying, the exaggerated, emotional characters in Yin Jun’s paintings express the disappointments and struggles of an unfulfilled society in today’s materialistic world. Through painting and his unique artistic language, Jun explores the world he lives in. Born in the Sichuan Province of China in 1974, Jun was inspired to paint by his older brother, the artist Yin Kun. With no formal art training, Jun entered the Deyang Fine Arts Academy and graduated in 1992. Jun’s work has been exhibited widely throughout China and has been the subject of solo shows at 9Art Space, Beijing, China (2006) and Willem Kerseboom Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands (2007).
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  • Yin Jun

    Crying
    oil on canvas
    (H 59.1, W 59.1) in.
    (150 x 150) cm.
    Sold for: US$15,060
    Thursday, June 30, 2011
    Sotheby's London
    Lot 00352
  • Yin Jun

    Untitled
    oil on canvas
    (H 59.1, W 59.1) in.
    (150 x 150) cm.
    Sold for: US$15,743
    Wednesday, December 08, 2010
    K Auction
    Lot 00103
  • Yin Jun

    Crying no.7
    oil on canvas
    (H 47.2, W 39.4) in.
    (120 x 100) cm.
    Sold for: US$14,082
    Wednesday, September 22, 2010
    Bonhams London
    Lot 00035
  • Yin Jun

    Crying no.3
    oil on canvas
    (H 59.1, W 59.1) in.
    (150 x 150) cm.
    Sold for: US$14,483
    Monday, April 05, 2010
    Sotheby's Hong Kong
    Lot 00405
  • Yin Jun

    Crying series
    oil on canvas
    (H 59.1, W 59.1) in.
    (150 x 150) cm.
    Sold for: US$18,736
    Sunday, January 04, 2009
    Kingsley Art Auction
    Lot 00126
  • Yin Jun

    Crying
    oil on canvas
    (H 58.6, W 58.6) in.
    (148.8 x 148.8) cm.
    Sold for: US$16,642
    Thursday, December 11, 2008
    Christie's South Kensington
    Lot 00382
  • Yin Jun

    Crying
    oil on canvas
    (H 59.1, W 59.1) in.
    (150 x 150) cm.
    Sold for: US$17,298
    Saturday, October 18, 2008
    Phillips de Pury & Company London
    Lot 00135
  • Yin Jun

    Untitled
    oil on canvas
    (H 47.2, W 39.4) in.
    (120 x 100) cm.
    Sold for: US$19,305
    Sunday, October 05, 2008
    Sotheby's Hong Kong
    Lot 00477
  • Yin Jun

    Untitled
    oil on canvas
    (H 47.2, W 39.4) in.
    (120 x 100) cm.
    Sold for: US$16,087
    Sunday, October 05, 2008
    Sotheby's Hong Kong
    Lot 00478
  • Yin Jun

    Crying no.3
    oil on canvas
    (H 59.1, W 59.1) in.
    (150 x 150) cm.
    Sold for: US$50,000
    Wednesday, September 10, 2008
    Sotheby's New York
    Lot 00317
  • Yin Jun

    Crying
    oil on canvas
    (H 47.2, W 39.4) in.
    (120 x 100) cm.
    Sold for: US$42,373
    Monday, June 30, 2008
    Phillips de Pury & Company London
    Lot 00497
  • Yin Jun

    Crying
    oil on canvas
    (H 59.1, W 59.1) in.
    (150 x 150) cm.
    Sold for: US$37,000
    Monday, March 17, 2008
    Sotheby's New York
    Lot 00018
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