SANDRO CHIA (B. 1946)
Father and Son Song
woodcut in colors, on TH Saunders paper, with artist's frame and plywood assemblage, 1987, signed in white ink, numbered 7/12 (there were also four artist's proofs), published by Graphicstudio, U.S.F., Tampa, Florida
Overall: 86 x 76 x 33⁄4 in. (2184 x 1930 x 95 mm.)
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Sandro Chia (b. 1946) is one of the most renowned living Italian artists, rising to fame as a key member of the Italian Transavanguardia – a subset of the worldwide Neo-Expressionist movement that reached its height in the 1980’s. While principally a painter, Chia is also an accomplished printmaker and sculptor, skills that he employed while at Graphicstudio. Chia worked with the studio from 1987 to 1994 on a sculpture multiple and six print editions that utilized a combination of printing techniques.