SISTER MARY CORITA KENT (1918-1986) original hand signed serigraph print "Possible loves are for fools--" by the popular internationally recognized artistSISTER MARY CORITA KENT (1918-1986) original hand signed serigraph print "Possible loves are for fools--" by the popular internationally recognized artistSISTER MARY CORITA KENT (1918-1986) original hand signed serigraph print "Possible loves are for fools--" by the popular internationally recognized artistSISTER MARY CORITA KENT (1918-1986) original hand signed serigraph print "Possible loves are for fools--" by the popular internationally recognized artistSISTER MARY CORITA KENT (1918-1986) original hand signed serigraph print "Possible loves are for fools--" by the popular internationally recognized artistSISTER MARY CORITA KENT (1918-1986) original hand signed serigraph print "Possible loves are for fools--" by the popular internationally recognized artistSISTER MARY CORITA KENT (1918-1986) original hand signed serigraph print "Possible loves are for fools--" by the popular internationally recognized artistSISTER MARY CORITA KENT (1918-1986) original hand signed serigraph print "Possible loves are for fools--" by the popular internationally recognized artistSISTER MARY CORITA KENT (1918-1986) original hand signed serigraph print "Possible loves are for fools--" by the popular internationally recognized artistSISTER MARY CORITA KENT (1918-1986) original hand signed serigraph print "Possible loves are for fools--" by the popular internationally recognized artist

This work likely dating to the 1970's, "Possible loves--are for fools--wise men feel impossible loves" is by Sister Mary Corita Kent (1918-1986). Sister Corita 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 ballpoint at lower right (see closeup---the signature is by hand, not printed), and at lower left corner appears in ink "ed. 260". The work measures 22 1/4" by 22 1/4". It was found in its likely original plastic poster box, which has degraded over the years. I believe it might still serve a purpose as protection when shipped; or, **this could be rolled and sent in a tube, for more economical shipping**. Condition is generally good; the old Plexi box has scratches, soiling and tape residue that is NOT on the print itself. One of a number of Corita works in my shop.

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SISTER MARY CORITA KENT (1918-1986) original hand signed serigraph print "Possible loves are for fools--" by the popular internationally recognized artist

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