The 1983 Ingrid Bergman complete portfolio is made up of three screenprints of the Academy Award winning actress. The source images used for these portrait pieces include movie still from her role in Casablanca (‘With Hat’), a movie still from The Bell of Saint Mary’s (‘The Nun’) and a publicity photo (‘Herself’). After the success of the Campbell’s Soup I and II series in the early 1960s, Warhol began creating screenprints of movie stars, including Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley and Elizabeth Taylor.
Ingrid Bergman also starred in popular movies based on classic books, such as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, For Whom the Bell Tolls and Murder on the Orient Express. The Swedish actress was fluent in many languages and appeared in Swedish, German, and Italian films in addition to her more well known American roles.
The Ingrid Bergman suite is indicative of Warhol’s obsession with all things relating to fame––particularly movie stars. His fascination with pop culture is evident throughout his creative output, not only in his portraits of Hollywood celebrities, but also in his works of influential thinkers and political figures, using his art as a visual recording of the culture of his time. The Ingrid Bergman complete portfolio includes FS II.313-315.