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Sandro Chia

1946
Florence, Italy

12 Works exhibited on Kooness

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Works by Sandro Chia

Dinner Table

1989

87.6 x 96.5cm

1574,18 €

Il Trovatore (Metropolitan Opera)

1983

61 x 91.4cm

270,56 €

Bound Man

1983

66 x 78.7cm

836,28 €

Lonely Dude

1989

126.4 x 109.2cm

Three Figures in Abstract

1989

62.2 x 86.4cm

934,67 €

Seated Woman

1970

50.8 x 66cm

1475,80 €

Il Trovatore

1983

55.9 x 76.2cm

1377,41 €

Supermaestro

1991

153.7 x 174cm

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Angel with Heart

1980

35.6 x 73.7 x 17.8cm

34435,26 €

Sandro Chia (born 20 April 1946) is an Italian painter and sculptor. In the late 1970s and early 1980s he was, with Francesco Clemente, Enzo Cucchi, Nicola De Maria (it) and Mimmo Paladino, a principal member of the Italian Neo-Expressionist movement which was baptised Transavanguardia by Achille Bonito Oliva.

Chia was born in Florence, in Tuscany in central Italy, on 20 April 1946. He studied at the Istituto d'Arte di Firenze from 1962 to 1967, and then, until 1969, at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze. He then travelled in Europe, in Turkey and in India. He settled in Rome in 1970, and began to show work in the following year. He spent the winter of 1980–1981 in Mönchengladbach, in Nordrhein-Westfalen in West Germany, on a study grant.  Later that year he moved to New York in the United States, where he lived for more than twenty years. In 1984–1985 he taught at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan.

Chia's early work tended towards Conceptualism, but from the mid-1970s he began to turn towards more a figurative approach. In June 1979 Paul Maenz showed work by Chia, Francesco Clemente, Enzo Cucchi, Nicola De Maria and Mimmo Paladino at his gallery in Cologne, in Germany. In an article in Flash Art in the same year, the critic Achille Bonito Oliva characterised the group as a new art movement, which he called "Transavanguardia".