Andy Warhol Saint Apollonia Trial Proof
SAINT APOLLONIA Trial Proof (1984)
Limited Edition Silkscreen Hand Signed by Andy Warhol (1928 – 1987)
Catalog Number 11.331
35″ x 23″ Image Size
45″ x 33″ Framed Size as shown
Unique Trial Proof # 41/80
Hand signed and numbered in the bottom left white border
Warhol Stamp on the back.
The Trial Proof Edition features 80 hand signed original silkscreens, each with a different color scheme that is separate from the set of four limited edition.
Andy Warhol’s Saint Apollonia, by the “Pope of Pop,” is based on a 15th century Renaissance painting by Piero Della Francesca. In the piece, Saint Apollonia holds a tooth within pincers in reference to her grisly martyrdom in the 3rd century AD. The Patron Saint of dentists and toothaches was an apt choice for Warhol, who was constantly plagued by physical ailments. Andy Warhol was a devout Catholic, which likely contributed to his interest in religious figures in his work