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Signed Print Edition of 250
H 76cm x W 56cm
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Toni Clayton, American Pop & Modern Specialist
Saint Apollonia (F. & S. II.330) is a signed screen print made by the renowned Pop artist Andy Warhol. Produced in 1984, the print comes in a limited edition size of 250 and shows a portrait of Saint Apollonia, a virgin martyr who was tortured by Alexandrian mobs in Egypt in the 2nd century. The print is inspired by a portrait of Apollonia which was created by the Italian painter Piero della Francesca in the 15th century. Set against a vibrant red background, Warhol draws Apollonia and delineates her facial features using bright green crayon-like lines. Apollonia is captured with a sombre expression holding a tooth with a pair of pliers.
Saint Apollonia (F. & S. II.330) is one of four prints in Warhol’s collection devoted to the martyr Saint Apollonia. The collection was made towards the end of the artist’s career and reflects the artist’s exploration of religious themes and iconography.
Warhol’s earlier artworks are marked by a fascination with consumerism, celebrities and popular culture. By the 1980s, the artist turned towards more classical subjects, drawing inspiration from Renaissance artists, as is seen in the Saint Apollonia collection and others such as The Birth of Venus and The Annunciation.