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Title

phil and dan

1969


Artist

Corita Kent

United States of America

20 Nov 1918 - 18 Sep 1986


About

Corita Kent’s work from the 1960s is activist in spirit and very political, promoting the civil rights movement and voicing her strong opposition to the Vietnam War and the assassinations of John F Kennedy and Martin Luther King.

In 1969 she created a series of prints that included text and photographs drawn from the media. In 'phil and dan', Corita reproduced an Associated Press photograph from 17 May 1968 featuring two members of the Catonsville Nine, priests Father Philip Berrigan and Father Daniel Berrigan. The image shows the brothers burning draft records that they stole from the Catonsville draft board to protest the Vietnam War. Here Corita has combined the image with two quotes, one of which is attributed to William Kunstler, the defence lawyer for the Catonsville Nine.


Details


Date

1969


Media category

Print


Materials used

colour screenprint, photo screenprint


Dimensions

57.1 x 29.0 cm image; 58.6 x 30.3 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed l.r., ink "Corita". Not dated.


Credit

Mervyn Horton Bequest Fund 2016


Location

Not on display


Accession number

364.2016


Artist information

Corita Kent

Works in the collection

11


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 3 publications

Bibliography


Michael Duncan, Someday is now: the art of Sister Corita Kent, 'Someday is Now', pg.10-23, Saratoga Springs, 2013, 17, 195 (colour illus.).

Corita Kent and the language of pop, Cambridge, 2015, 260, 262, 263 (colour illus.). cat.no. 73

Come Alive! The spirited art of Sister Corita, London, 2006, 92 (colour illus.).