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    Sale 7618

    The Italian Sale

    20 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 147

    Sandro Chia (b. 1946)

    Dance of the chairs with flies

    Price Realised  


    Sandro Chia (b. 1946)
    Dance of the chairs with flies
    signed 'Chia' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    77 3/8 x 62 7/8in. (196.3 x 159.5cm.)
    Painted in 1981

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    The authenticity of this work has kindly been confirmed by the Archivio Chia, Rome.

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    Sperone Westwater Fischer, New York.
    Dorsky Galleries, New York.
    Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles.
    Piramide Arte Contemporanea, Florence.
    Poleschi Arte, Lucca.
    Dante Vecchiato, Padua.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner circa 2001.