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  • Sandro Chia

    Anthony d'Offay Gallery

    In Sandro Chia’s Fratello, one of 42 drawings and paintings in this show, a muscular man stands with arms akimbo, steam shooting from his cranium, and the bulging material of his apron proclaiming a massive erection. In Speed Boy a hefty youngster, with muscles in places where most boys don’t even have places, wears roller skates and seems powered by the violence of his own farting. The mysterious protagonist in Confidential Declaration fires a cannon at nothing, for no apparent reason. Chia’s preoccupation with presenting energy hints at his conception of painting. An explosion exists at a

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