Ingrid Bergman With Hat 315 (Trial Proof) is part of the Ingrid Bergman portfolio by Andy Warhol, which is made up of three screenprints of the Academy Award-winning actress in 1983. The source images used for these portrait pieces include movie still from her role in the 1942 film Casablanca (With Hat), a movie still from the 1945 film The Bell of St. Mary’s (The Nun), and also a publicity photo (Herself). This print of Ingrid Bergman is a trial proof, which denotes a print taken out during the edition printing process. As a result, the print is unlike others because of its unique color and composition.
Ingrid Bergman With Hat 315 (Trial Proof) by Andy Warhol as Part of His Larger Body of Work
After the success of the Campbell’s Soup series in the early 1960s, Andy Warhol began creating screenprints of movie star portraits including Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, and Elizabeth Taylor. This print is indicative of Warhol’s obsession with all things relating to fame, especially movie stars. His fascination with pop culture spilled over into his creative output, which is evident by his prints of movie stars, Campbell’s Soup cans and political figures. His art is a visual recording of the culture of his time.