Sandro Chia S/N Etching, The Thief
Artist: Sandro Chia
Title: The Thief
Medium: Etching and Intaglio
Paper Size: 52" x 40"
Born in Florence on 20th April 1946. Having studied at the Istituto d'Arte, he enrolled at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence, gaining his diploma in 1969. He travelled extensively in India, Turkey and throughout Europe before settling in Rome in 1970. He continued to work in the conceptual field, exhibiting many times in Rome and in Europe during 1970s. Having obtained a scholarship from the city of Mönchengladbach in Germany, he worked there from September 1980 until August 1981, and then moved to New York 1981-82 and worked between New York and Ronciglione. The numerous exhibitions both in Europe and America testify to his increasing fame as an artist. His works appeared in various exhibitions dedicated to the so-called "transavantgarde", about which, however, he calls the following : "The transavantgarde means nothing to me, signifies nothing, just as neo-expressionism signifies nothing..." (S.Chia, Flash Art, 1984). He now lives and works between New York City, and Montalcino, Italy.