Corita Kent: Pop Art and the Bible

"Pop art and the Bible? Created by a woman wearing a habit?

Sister Corita Kent’s silkscreen pop art has been compared to Andy Warhol’s more famous works, and in 2015 a retrospective of her works were curated for a showing at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh.

Corita Kent was head of the art department at Immaculate Heart College in Los Angeles in the early 60s—her earliest silkscreen banners and posters featured at civil rights rallies as well as making the covers of national magazines. Her trademark look was to take popular advertising logos and cleverly juxtapose them with biblical references.

But her most famous pop art graphic was the “Love” art created in 1985 for the US Postal Service. Over 700 million “Love” stamps were sold in that year before she died.

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