The success that arrived after turning 40, paired with a turbulent life filled with alcohol, cigarettes and explosive marriages did nothing to prevent Humphrey DeForest Bogart from becoming one of the most significant actors in film history, with three Oscar nominations and one win. But above all, it allowed him to remain a unique and undying symbol for all film lovers and many more besides.
His image now is part of the very iconography of the cinema. One need only see his profile, with his inseparable hat and famous Acquascutum raincoat, to recognise in him the style of an unrepeatable golden age: one when men were tough, but had a big heart underneath.
Nobody can instil a sense of confidence and faith like Bogart, and his rough charm makes him an archetypal gangster, a merciless mob boss, but also a sensitive man with balanced, human sense of morality.
Bogart is a symbol who is deeply rooted in the history of cinema, in the stars of Hollywood, the Olympus of the greats.
Careful iconographic research, extreme attention to detail and study of the black and white films of the era have led to an unprecedented result in the world of resin statues of this format.
Nothing has been overlooked, not even the tiniest details, such as the belt loops or buttons on what is now the most faithful possible representation of the trench coat worn by Bogart in one of the most famous scenes in the history of cinema.
A rainy night waiting for the plane which will take the love of his life far away forever. The finest expression of a face which is tough yet sweet at the same time. That of a man who suffers, yet still always manages to stay in one piece.
A statue, but also a tribute to the greatness of a legendary actor, an unforgettable man.