Can I get an Amen?

Featured Image // Screen shot from corita.org

Throughout the 1950’s and 60’s, Corita Kent forged her printmaking aesthetic during her time teaching and creating art at the Immaculate Heart of Mary College in Los Angeles. While enrolled in the Roman Catholic Sisterhood, she experimented and conceptualized the role of slogans and advertisements in her artwork even prior to Warhol’s debut. Her posters and banners represented her faith and political activism during Civil Rights marches and anti-Vietnam War protests of the 1960’s.

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TITLE love your brother DATE 1969 ARCHIVE ID 69-66 MEDIUM Serigraph SIZE 22.5″ x 11.5″ TRANSCRIBED TEXT “The King is dead. Love your Brother.Dr. King stares through the rain-spattered window of a police car after his arrest in Birmingham.”are trampled over every day, don’t ever let anyone pull you so low as to hate them. We must use the weapon of love. We must have compassion and understanding for those who hate. “

 

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TITLE American Sampler DATE 1969 ARCHIVE ID 69-65 MEDIUM Serigraph SOURCE corita.org/ SIZE 22.5″ x11.5″ TRANSCRIBED TEXT “ASSASSINATION AMERICANICAN VIETMANIAMIA VIOLENCEIVIOLA VIETNAMIMVIET ASSASSINATION AMERICANICAN WHYWHYNOTVV