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Andy Warhol

(United States, 1928-1987)
Andy warhol, "three portraits of ingrid bergman by andy warhol".
Andy warhol, "three portraits of ingrid bergman by andy warhol".
Andy warhol, "three portraits of ingrid bergman by andy warhol".
Andy warhol, "three portraits of ingrid bergman by andy warhol".
Andy warhol, "three portraits of ingrid bergman by andy warhol".
Andy warhol, "three portraits of ingrid bergman by andy warhol".

"Three portraits of Ingrid Bergman by Andy Warhol"

The complete portfolio with three silkscreens in colours, 1983, each signed in pencil and numbered 83/250, printed by Rupert Jasen Smith, New York, published by Galerie Börjeson, Malmö. I./S: 96,5 x 96,5 cm. Original cloth-covered portfolio box, with title page, and justification page numbered 83/250 accompanies the lot.

Droit de suite: No
Estimate: 

800 000 - 1 000 000 SEK

Hammer price: 
780 000 SEK
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The numbered Print Documentation/Guarantee of Authenticity from Galerie Börjeson accompanies the lot.

Provenance

Galerie Börjeson, Malmö.
Private Collection, Sweden (acquired from the above).
The numbered Print Documentation/Guarantee of Authenticity from Galerie Börjeson accompanies the lot.

Literature

Feldman II. 313-315.

More information

In his introduction to the portfolio, the publisher, Per-Olov Börjeson writes:
"Andy Warhol's achievements as a a film maker are widely acknowledged outside the narrow circles of avantgarde cinema enthusiasts. His fascination with the stars of the film world has led to a series of portraits which have become extremely popular, one of the best known being his now famous portrait Marilyn Monroe.
At our meeting in the fall of 1982 we discussed these very 'Warhol' portraits and in the course of this conversation on the star of the cinema world Ingrid Bergman's name was brought up. In the circumstances this was only natural since here recent death had left her friends and admirers the world over with a deep sense of loss.
It was during this conversation that the idea of a series of graphic prints to honour the memory of a great artist whom we both admired, was born. This conversation resulted after much creative effort on the part of the artist in these three original graphic works which it is now my pleasure to present to a wider public. In these three prints we meet a new Andy Warhol. Gone is the very deliberate sense of distance which characterized the earlier portraits, objective almost documentary in their lack of personal judgement, portraits of roles played rather than lived by people. The three portraits of Ingrid Bergman reveal Andy Warhol's personal feelings and unbounded admiration for a woman and actress whom we knew.
The titles of the three prints are: The Nun" (from "the Bells of St Mary's"), "With hat" (from "Casablanca") and "Herself". This last title reveals just how far Andy Warhol has gone beyond the portrait of a star-role to a statement of undisguised, personal feeling in a portrait which is so strikingly beautiful as to reveal the mutual kinship between two great artists."

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