"TO HAVE GREAT POETS THERE MUST BE GREAT AUDIENCES" - the work measures 16" by 12" image, unframed, lightly attached to the mat. Signed in pencil at lower right. This is color serigraph print by Sister Mary Corita Kent (1918-1986), who became an artist of international note during the 1960's and 1970's 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. Born in Iowa, Sister Corita, as she is commonly known, migrated to Los Angeles, where she developed her skills in serigraphy and screen printing. 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. Condition is good, with fresh colors, there being one condition issue, at left corner light crease and small vertical scratch 0.5"long, at center purple area (photos 3 and 4). Please, view the pictures carefully.
Sister Mary Corita Kent (1918- 1986) hand signed lithograph print "TO HAVE GREAT POETS THERE MUST BE GREAT AUDIENCES"