Sandro Chia, Children's Holiday, 1984

Artist: Sandro Chia (1946 - )
Title:Children's Holiday, 1984
Medium:Color lithograph printed on six panels of Somerset soft white paper
Image Size:Panel size: 35 ¾ in x 25 ¾ in (90.8 cm x 65.4 cm)
Sheet Size:77 1/8 in x 71 ¼ in (196.3 cm x 181.3 cm)
Signature:Hand-signed by the artist "S. Chia' at the lower right.
Condition:This work is in very good condition; minor staining on verso of several sheets does not affect image quality.
ID #w-3755

Historical Description

After beginning his career with conceptual works, Chia turned to a concern with the figurative, which has marked his art since the 1970's. Created during a twenty-year stint in New York City, Children's Holiday heralds the monumental public sculpture now on display in such public collections as the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The artist gives real weight to the three figures in his large-scale print, building volumes with color and density of line. Arranged in a pyramidal form, Chia's people connect to each other through their gaze, touch and overlapping limbs. Form takes a backseat to color in this work inspired by the leisure of vacation and the lighthearted play of children.

Created in 1984, this work is hand-signed by Sandro Chia (Florence, 1946 - ) at the lower right corner and numbered 51/75 in the lower left. Printed on six panels of Somerset soft white paper, the piece also bears the publisher's ink stamp on the verso in the lower left: "© 1984 CFP CORP."

NOTE: This is a very large and wonderful work, and is not currently framed.