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Corita Kent

Little Doves, 1961

Screenprint on paper
19 × 24 in
48.3 × 61 cm
Edition of 130
Bidding closed
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This work is from the edition of 130.

This work is from the edition of 130.

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Signed and titled to lower edge 'Little Doves Sister Mary Corita Kent'.
Corita Kent
American, 1918–1986
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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.

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About the work
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This work is from the edition of 130.

This work is from the edition of 130.

Signature
Signed and titled to lower edge 'Little Doves Sister Mary Corita Kent'.
Corita Kent
American, 1918–1986
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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.

Corita Kent

Little Doves, 1961

Screenprint on paper
19 × 24 in
48.3 × 61 cm
Edition of 130
Bidding closed
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