Print of the Week: Sister Mary Corita Kent

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Print of the Week goes to my latest internet discovery Sister Mary Corita Kent. Born in 1918 Corita was an American artists who worked mainly with screenprints. She took elements of popular culture such as slogans, logos and song lyrics and transformed these ideas into playful, striking compositions; much like the great artists of the Pop Art movement in the 1960’s. Her work was highly influential and gave out a strong message of love and peace. She ran the art department at Immaculate Heart College in L.A and was admired by the likes of Saul Bass and Ray Eames.

There is a fabulous book available for £195 called American Sampler — The Art of Corita Kent.

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