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Corita Kent

United States of America

20 Nov 1918 – 18 Sep 1986

  • Details

    Media category
    Materials used
    colour screenprint, photo screenprint
    57.2 x 29.4 cm image; 58.6 x 30.3 cm sheet
    Signature & date

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

    Mervyn Horton Bequest Fund 2016
    Not on display
    Accession number
    © Estate of Corita Kent

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    Artist information
    Corita Kent

    Works in the collection


  • 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 'if i', we see an image of Coretta Scott King attending the funeral of her late husband, Martin Luther King Jr, assassinated on 4 April 1968. Corita appropriated the image from the 19 April 1968 cover of 'LIFE' and combined it with a quote from a speech given by Scott King at a march for non-violent social change in Memphis, 8 April 1968, and text by English philosopher Alan Watts.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

Other works by Corita Kent

See all 11 works