Artist: Sandro Chia
Artwork: Babbo (2003)
Weight: 150 kg
Measures: 195 x 55 x 55 cm
Sandro Chia was 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.
In the 90's he bought Castello Romitorio in Montalcino, home of the Brunello, and now lives and works between New York City, Montalcino, and Rome.
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