Andy Warhol, ‘ Ingrid Bergman Complete Portfolio by Andy Warhol ’, 1983, Revolver Gallery

Title: Ingrid Bergman Complete Portfolio
Medium: Screen print on Lenox Museum Board
Year: 1983
Size:38”x 38”
Edition: Edition of 250, 20 AP, 5 PP, 30 HC, 30 TP, signed and numbered in pencil lower right. Portfolio of 3.

Andy Warhol created the Ingrid Bergman Portfolio after the academy award winning actress, Ingrid Bergman. The references for the pieces come from film stills from Bergman’s role in the movie “Cassablanca”. After the success of the Soup Cans, Warhol began creating artworks of famous movie stars. Therefore, the Ingrid Bergman portfolio is indicative of Warhol’s obsession with fame, pop culture, and movie stars. The screenprints were done by request of a Swedish art gallery. Andy Warhol‘s usage of bright colors and famous icons allow pop art to be influential in other aspects of art such as film.

About Andy Warhol

Obsessed with celebrity, consumer culture, and mechanical (re)production, Pop artist Andy Warhol created some of the most iconic images of the 20th century. As famous for his quips as for his art—he variously mused that “art is what you can get away with” and “everyone will be famous for 15 minutes”—Warhol drew widely from popular culture and everyday subject matter, creating works like his 32 Campbell's Soup Cans (1962), Brillo pad box sculptures, and portraits of Marilyn Monroe, using the medium of silk-screen printmaking to achieve his characteristic hard edges and flat areas of color. Known for his cultivation of celebrity, Factory studio (a radical social and creative melting pot), and avant-garde films like Chelsea Girls (1966), Warhol was also a mentor to artists like Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat. His Pop sensibility is now standard practice, taken up by major contemporary artists Richard Prince, Takashi Murakami, and Jeff Koons, among countless others.

American, 1928-1987, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, based in New York, New York