This work of the late 1960's or early 1970's, titled "life is a succession of moments to live each one is a way of succeeding", is by Sister Mary Corita Kent (1918-1986), who became an artist of international note for her colorful and complex imagery and designs featuring universal messages promoting love, peace, social justice, spirituality, and wonder at the incredibly complex world in which we live. Very recently, a burst of posthumous attention has elevated her now much sought-after work to the status of Pop Art. Born in Iowa, Sister Corita, as she is commonly known, migrated to Los Angeles, where she developed her skills in serigraphy and screenprinting. During the 1950's she was studying at Otis/Chouinard and at USC in Los Angeles. A spiritual person, during the turbulent 1960's she began to weave messages into those images. The messages, which early on took from biblical sources, came to mix in pop culture of the time. After 1968 Corita devoted all of her time to creating art. I believe I read that she eventually renounced her religious vows. Corita's art (it is estimated that she created over 400 serigraph images between 1968 and her death) appeared in prints, posters, billboards, book covers, murals, and even the 1985 Love Stamp. I believe that she appeared on the cover of Newsweek or Time Magazine during the 1970's. She spent the final portion of her life in Boston, but her images and social messages held international appeal which has been perpetuated to this day by the active Corita Center, based in Los Angeles. See the website of that center. This example is signed in pencil at lower right (see closeups---the signature is by hand, not printed), and "A/P" (artist proof) is written in pencil at lower left. The work measures 14" by 11" as framed and protected in a simple and very sturdy plexiglas poster box. I see no reference to an edition size so I don't know for sure if this be a limited edition---but, it likely would be in an edition of roughly 200, or possibly less. Condition is very good, with some light foxing, especially at upper left. Allow for a few light scratches and smudges on the poster box surface, ---that is just on the Plexi, not on the art itself. The number "79-22" is written in pencil on a corner, on the reverse side.
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