Celebrities were a common subject for Andy Warhol over the span of his iconic career – his portraits of Marilyn Monroe, Mick Jagger, and Grace Kelly remain some of his most popular works. The internationally acclaimed, Swedish-born actress Ingrid Bergman became the subject of one such portfolio in 1983, one year after her death.
The series consists of two stills from Bergman’s films, The Bells of St. Mary’s and Casablanca, as well as a publicity portrait of the academy award winning actor in profile. These prints – The Nun, With Hat, and Herself, respectively – each highlight the iconic details of Bergman’s face that cemented her as the beloved star she is still remembered as today.
In The Nun, Warhol used blocks of bright color that were standard features in most of his works as a Pop artist. Even with these additions, Bergman’s face is unequivocally the focal point of this print, and the colored lines Warhol added along her features make them even more striking. These lines are also reminiscent of his early work as a fashion illustrator.
Ingrid Bergman: The Nun (1983) is a screenprint on Lenox Museum Board with a 38” x 38” sheet size. The Nun is edition number 202 of 250, it is hand signed and numbered in pencil in the lower right corner, and referenced in Feldman II.314. For more information about Andy Warhol or his Ingrid Bergman portfolio, please contact the gallery.