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Sandro Chia - Cultural Tie

Item Code: SC-tie-u
Date of Work
Cultural Ties
Base price $42
Silk tie manufactured by Ratti, Italy, published for the benefit of UNICEF by Cultural Ties.


Sandro Chia was born in Florence in 1946 and studied at the Instituto d'Arte and the Accademia di Belle Arti, Florence.His work appeared in various exhibitions dedicated to the so called 'trans-avant-garde', a label he feels is meaningless in relation to himself and his work.Chia lives and works in New York, London and Montalcino. Italy.
Cultural Ties PortraitCultural Ties – a celebration of cultural diversity, was a global project and the brain child of London art dealer Kapil Jariwala. The brief was for 77 artists from around the world to design neck ties. A limited edition of 300 of each tie were produced for sale worldwide via selected retail outlets, gallery shops and the internet.

It was hoped that the project would raise $1 million for UNICEF, in particular for their clean water programme. The Italian firm Ratti, a major producer of fine textiles for the fashion world, was chosen and the artists’ designs were transformed into shimmering, sensual velvets, taffeta and densely woven jacquard.
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