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Signed Print Edition of 250
H 97cm x W 97cm
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Toni Clayton, American Pop & Modern Specialist
Part of the larger Ingrid Bergman series (1983), Ingrid Bergman With Hat is a signed screen-print from an edition of 250. In this three quarter portrait, Bergman gazes off to her right while half of her face falls into shadow. Her wide-brimmed hat is cocked just lightly, and her bold magenta lip draws the eye.
While following his decades-long tradition of creating screen prints of celebrities, this particular series was produced late in Andy Warhol’s career, just a year before his death. Like his Ingrid Bergman, The Nun (F. & S. II.314), this image has been taken from a film still. Bergman famously played Ilsa Lund alongside Humphrey Bogart in the Academy Award winning film, Casablanca (1942).
The series reflects Warhol’s obsession with celebrity and fame. Here, Bergman occupies a dual role, playing both her iconic character Ilsa Lund and herself as a celebrity. This blurring of identity is central to Warhol’s work. The impact of Warhol’s mass-production of celebrity-figures can still be seen in our fame-oriented culture of today.