Andy Warhol Ingrid Bergman - The Nun (FS II.314) / Screenprint / numbered / edition 250
Format: 96,52 x 96,52 cm / 37.8 x 37.8 inch
Material: Lenox Museum Board.
Edition: 250, 20 AP, 5 PP, 30 HC, 30 TP
Other: handsigned, numbered.
Ingrid Bergman, The Nun (FS II.314 ) is an artwork by Andy Warhol. The image is one of three silkscreen prints from the Ingrid Bergman
Portfolio, commissioned and published in 1983 by the Swedish art gallery Galerie Börjeson in Malmö. The gallery wanted Warhol to portray
and honor Bergman as one of the most important Swedish actresses to win an Academy Award. The three-part portfolio consists of portraits
of Bergman titled Herself, With Hat and The Nun.
For the Ingrid Bergman prints, Warhol drew on publicity stills and images from the actress’ filmography, ultimately selecting film stills from her
performances in the classic films Casablanca (1942) and The Bells of St. Mary’s (1945), as well as a publicity photograph of the actress.
Each silkscreen image captures Bergman’s personality and highlights her various details and facial features. In The Nun, Bergman is
depicted in a traditional nun’s habit with her eyes forward as she clasps her hands in a prayer gesture. The still is from the film The Bells of
St. Mary’s, in which Bergman played a character named Sister Mary Benedict. The film was one of her most important roles and the highest-
grossing film of 1945 in the United States.