Wright: Art + Design (January 2019) - Rago/Wright
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Signed to lower right 'Corita'.

A contemporary of Andy Warhol and Ed Ruscha, Corita Kent (aka Sister Mary Corita) created eye-popping screenprints and drawings that combined corporate logos with excerpts from some of the artist’s favorite writers, creating an intersection between religious euphoria and advertising hyperbole. A sister of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Los Angeles, Sister Mary Corita served as both an educator and an activist at the Immaculate Heart College, where she was head of the art department. In 1968, she moved to Boston to devote her life exclusively to making art. While her earliest pieces are religious, starting in the 1960s her work took a secular, activist turn, interspersing images from the civil rights movement and antiwar protests with politically charged slogans.

Collected by a major museum
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
Selected exhibitions
2021
Asynchronous ViewingHeroes Gallery
2015
Highlights from the Architecture + Design CollectionSan Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for UtopiaWalker Art Center
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Life is a Complicated Business, 1967

Screenprint on paper
21 1/4 × 23 in
54 × 58.4 cm
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Rago/Wright
Medium
Signature
Signed to lower right 'Corita'.

A contemporary of Andy Warhol and Ed Ruscha, Corita Kent (aka Sister Mary Corita) created eye-popping screenprints and drawings that combined corporate logos with excerpts from some of the artist’s favorite writers, creating an intersection between religious euphoria and advertising hyperbole. A sister of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Los Angeles, Sister Mary Corita served as both an educator and an activist at the Immaculate Heart College, where she was head of the art department. In 1968, she moved to Boston to devote her life exclusively to making art. While her earliest pieces are religious, starting in the 1960s her work took a secular, activist turn, interspersing images from the civil rights movement and antiwar protests with politically charged slogans.

Collected by a major museum
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
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