The wonderful Jean Alexander as Hilda Ogden as Mona Hilda.
An updated version of the iconic Leonardo Da Vinci portrait. A fun, Pop Art tribute to Hilda Ogden.*
Artist: Czar Catstick
Part of the Moaning Lisa Series, this portrait references the Marcel DuChampreadymadeseries especially 'L.H.O.O.Q.'** (seen on the arm of the chair)
Materials:100% Cotton Hahnemühle Photorag
This artwork is sold unframed
IncludesCertificate of Authenticity
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*Hilda Alice Ogden (also Crabtree) is a fictional character from the British ITV soap opera, Coronation Street, one of the best-known of all the regular characters in the serial, whose name became synonymous with a certain type of working-class woman. She was played by Jean Alexander from 1964 to 1987.
For much of her period as a character in the Street, Hilda worked as cleaner of The Rovers Return Inn. A gossip and busybody, many of her storylines were used for comedic purposes, though the character was equally used for dramatic effect; a scene in which she wept over the sight of her recently deceased husband's spectacles has been hailed as one of the most moving images in television history.
Arguably the serial's most popular character of all time, Hilda was voted the greatest TV character in a Radio Times poll of over 5,000 people. The typical appearance of Hilda, wearing hair curlers and a head scarf, has inspired art and catwalk themes.
* L.H.O.O.Q., is a pun; the letters pronounced in French sound like "Elle a chaud au cul", "She is hot in the arse"; "avoir chaud au cul" is a vulgar expression implying that a woman has sexual restlessness. In a late interview Duchamp gives a loose translation of L.H.O.O.Q. as "there is fire down below".