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Mary Corita Kent(1918-1986)
Who is Mary Corita Kent?
Corita Kent, born in 1918 in Iowa, was an American nun known by the name of Sister Mary Corita. She joined the Immaculate Heart of Mary as a teenager and eventually going on to head the art department at Immaculate Heart College. Often screenprinting her works, Corita Kent’s posters and serigraphs combined watercolor paintings with printed pieces. While her early works were often religious in nature, she became a dedicated activist for social justice in the 1960s, and her later work is more political, focusing on subjects like war and poverty.

Corita Kent’s prints continued to evolve after she left the order in 1968 and took on a more secular and commercial design as she accepted more outside commissions. After battling cancer for many years, she passed away in 1986. Corita Kent’s prints are prolific in number yet highly collectible. You can find contemporary and vintage serigraph prints for sale at auction.
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Sister Mary Corita Kent, Black Box, Poster

Lot 1092: Sister Mary Corita Kent, Black Box, Poster

Auction Date: Nov 28, 2021

Estimate: $600 - $750

Description: Artist: Sister Mary Corita Kent (1918 - 1986)
Title: Black Box
Year: 1972
Medium: Poster
Image Size:
Size: 23 x 17 in. (58.42 x 43.18 cm)
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Location: Long Island City, NY, US

Auction House: RoGallery

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Corita Kent ''Dove'' Original Watercolor Painting

Lot 601: Corita Kent ''Dove'' Original Watercolor Painting

Auction Date: Nov 18, 2021

Estimate: $400 - $800

Description: Sister Mary Corita Kent (1918-1986 American) ''Dove- We Carry Within Us the Wonders We Seek Without Us'' Original Watercolor and Ink Painting on Paper, 1977. 7''x5'' watercolor paper with personal correspondence on verso, most likely a Christmas Card. Adhered to plexiglass sheet 11''x9''. Excellent condition....

Location: Renton, WA, US

Auction House: MBA Seattle Auction LLC

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Corita Kent ''Thoreau'' Serigraph

Lot 602: Corita Kent ''Thoreau'' Serigraph

Auction Date: Nov 18, 2021

Estimate: $300 - $500

Description: Sister Mary Corita Kent (1918-1986 American) ''Thoreau'' Serigraph, 1971. 11''x14''. Encased in 1.5'' deep Plexiglas box with backing board. Signed bottom center. Excellent condition....

Location: Renton, WA, US

Auction House: MBA Seattle Auction LLC

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Sister Mary Corita Kent (American 1918-1986) Litho

Lot 49: Sister Mary Corita Kent (American 1918-1986) Litho

Auction Date: Nov 07, 2021

Estimate: $400 - $600

Description: Sister Mary Corita Kent (American, 1918-1986) signed lithograph, "As Witness to the Light". Excellent condition, attached to a black paper backing. Measures 14" x 10"....

Location: Lantana, FL, US

Auction House: Neely Auction

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Sister Corita Kent. "I Love You 1966," serigraph

Lot 1275: Sister Corita Kent. "I Love You 1966," serigraph

Auction Date: Nov 06, 2021

Estimate: $400 - $600

Description: (American, 1918-1986). Serigraph in colors, pencil signed lr, sheet size: 10 x 13 1/2 in., framed....

Location: Towson, MD, US

Auction House: Alex Cooper

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Sister Mary Corita Kent (AM 1918-1986)

Lot 177: Sister Mary Corita Kent (AM 1918-1986)

Auction Date: Oct 29, 2021

Estimate: $500 - $1,000

Description: Sister Mary Corita Kent (American 1918-1986) The Great Pumpkin serigraph /woodblock on paper ink signed and dated 64' -Ed 200 (sic) Sheet 15 x 39" overall 21 x 45"...

Location: Williston, VT, US

Auction House: Merrill's Auctioneers & Appraisers

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Corita Kent ''A Witness to the Light'' 1964 Screenprint

Lot 27: Corita Kent ''A Witness to the Light'' 1964 Screenprint

Auction Date: Oct 21, 2021

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000

Description: Corita Kent (1918-1986 American) ''A Witness to the Light'' (Sunkist) 1964 Screenprint on Rag Paper 29.5''x36'' Image. A scarce and large early print. Titled and signed in pen lower margin. Plasteel framed 31''x38''. Overall strong colors. It has a few slight small stains in left margin. Not examined outside of framing. From the family collection of Willis F. Woods, former director at the Detroit Institute of Arts and Executive Director at the Seattle Art Museum (1974-1979)....

Location: Renton, WA, US

Auction House: MBA Seattle Auction LLC

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Sister Mary Corita Kent I LOVE YOU VERY (BERRY/DUNCAN 79-04) Color screenprint

Lot 88: Sister Mary Corita Kent I LOVE YOU VERY (BERRY/DUNCAN 79-04) Color screenprint

Auction Date: Oct 19, 2021

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500

Description: Sister Mary Corita Kent (1918-1986)
I LOVE YOU VERY (BERRY/DUNCAN 79-04)
Color screenprint, 1979, on wove paper, signed and inscribed AP in pencil, an artist's proof aside from the edition of 100, the full sheet, framed.
Sheet 19 3/4 x 20 inches; 502 x 508 mm.

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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Doyle New York

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Sister Mary Corita Kent THE GROUNDWORK DOESN'T SHOW UNTIL ONE DAY (BERRY/DUNCAN 79-13) Color screenprint

Lot 89: Sister Mary Corita Kent THE GROUNDWORK DOESN'T SHOW UNTIL ONE DAY (BERRY/DUNCAN 79-13) Color screenprint

Auction Date: Oct 19, 2021

Estimate: $700 - $1,000

Description: Sister Mary Corita Kent (1918-1986)
THE GROUNDWORK DOESN'T SHOW UNTIL ONE DAY (BERRY/DUNCAN 79-13)
Color screenprint, 1979, on wove paper, signed and inscribed ed 200 in pencil, the full sheet, framed.
Sheet 12 x 12 inches; 305 x 305 mm.

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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Doyle New York

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Sister Mary Corita Kent THOREAU (IT IS NOT ENOUGH TO BE BUSY...) (BERRY/DUNCAN 71-13) Color screenprint

Lot 87: Sister Mary Corita Kent THOREAU (IT IS NOT ENOUGH TO BE BUSY...) (BERRY/DUNCAN 71-13) Color screenprint

Auction Date: Oct 19, 2021

Estimate: $800 - $1,200

Description: Sister Mary Corita Kent (1918-1986)
THOREAU (IT IS NOT ENOUGH TO BE BUSY...) (BERRY/DUNCAN 71-13)
Color screenprint, 1971, on wove paper, signed in pen, the full sheet, framed.
Sheet 15 1/4 x 11 1/2 inches; 387 x 292 mm.

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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Doyle New York

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Print, Sister Mary Coritha Kent

Lot 2519: Print, Sister Mary Coritha Kent

Auction Date: Oct 17, 2021

Estimate: $400 - $600

Description: Sister Mary Coritha Kent (American, 1918-1986), "Rules are Fair," circa1970, screenprint, pencil signed lower right, titled lower center, edition of 2000, sight: 22.5"h x 22.5"w, overall (with frame): 23.25"h x 23.25"w. Provenance: Private Collection (Berkeley, CA)....

Location: Oakland, CA, US

Auction House: Clars Auction Gallery

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Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita), life is a complicated business

Lot 150: Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita), life is a complicated business

Auction Date: Oct 13, 2021

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000

Description: Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita)
life is a complicated business


1967
screenprint in colors
23 h × 21.5 w in (58 × 55 cm)

Signed to lower right 'Corita'. This work is identified in the archive as number 67-34.
Literature:Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent, Berry and Duncan, pg. 147

condition: Work is in good overall condition and toned throuh. Pinhole to center of upper edge and scattered creases throughout. Very minor tear to upper left edge and areas of staining to lower left quadrant within yellow pigment. Few faint scuffs throughout and areas of discoloration to verso, however, not visible to image. Work presents well. Unframed.
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Location: Lambertville, NJ, US

Auction House: Rago Arts and Auction Center

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Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita), the heavens are yours

Lot 152: Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita), the heavens are yours

Auction Date: Oct 13, 2021

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500

Description: Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita)
the heavens are yours


1962
screenprint in colors
sight: 23.5 h × 30.5 w in (60 × 77 cm)

Signed and titled to lower edge 'the heavens are yours Sister Mary Corita'. This work is identified in the archive as number 62-30.

condition: Dimensions are of sight and work has not been examined outside out of frame. Sheet is toned with a few small areas of accretion to margins. Minor tear to lower left edge and creases scattered throughout composition. Framed behind acrylic measuring 25 x 32 inches.
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Location: Lambertville, NJ, US

Auction House: Rago Arts and Auction Center

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Sister Mary Corita Kent Wise Men Screenprint 1970's

Lot 147: Sister Mary Corita Kent Wise Men Screenprint 1970's

Auction Date: Oct 09, 2021

Estimate: $200 - $400

Description: Sister Mary Corita Kent Wise Men  Screenprint 1970s.   Created by Sister Mary Corita Kent (American 1918-1986), beautiful and colorful screenprint  is framed in black, is  signed in pencil "Corita", and is numbered E260 in pencil lower left. On an orange, brown & yellow  background is a quote, "Possibles loves are for fools. Wise Men feel impossible loves." There is another Sister Mary Corita Kent print listed separately in this auction; together they would make a powerful display.

Dimensions are 23 in h x 23  in w x .75  in d. Condition is very good with minor surface wear to the frame. Please call or email for a detailed condition report.
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Location: Hudson, NY, US

Auction House: Public Sale Auction House

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Sister Mary Corita Kent Everyman Screenprint 1972

Lot 148: Sister Mary Corita Kent Everyman Screenprint 1972

Auction Date: Oct 09, 2021

Estimate: $200 - $400

Description: Sister Mary Corita Kent Everyman Screenprint 1972.   Created by Sister Mary Corita Kent (American 1918-1986), beautiful and colorful screenprint  is framed in silver, is  signed in pencil "Corita", and is numbered E260 in pencil lower left. On a blue and green background is a quote about Everyman from Simone Weil. There is another Sister Mary Corita Kent print listed separately in this auction; together they would make a powerful display.  

Dimensions are 23 in h x 23  in w x .75  in d. Condition is very good with minor surface wear to the frame. Please call or email for a detailed condition report.
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Location: Hudson, NY, US

Auction House: Public Sale Auction House

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Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita), life that takes place all around us

Lot 432: Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita), life that takes place all around us

Auction Date: Oct 06, 2021

Estimate: $500 - $700

Description: Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita)
life that takes place all around us


1984
screenprint in colors
16 h × 20 w in (41 × 51 cm)

Signed and numbered to lower edge 'ed 150 Corita'. This work is from the edition of 150 and is identified in the archive as number 84-09.
Provenance: Private Collection, Massachusetts
Literature:Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent, Berry and Duncan, 76-31

This work will ship from Rago in Lambertville, New Jersey.

condition: Work is in good overall condition with light foxing and toning throughout sheet. Two small pieces of hinge tape two verso from a previous mounting. A few light crescent creases along right edge visible and raking light. Work presents well. Unframed.
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Location: Chicago, IL, US

Auction House: Wright

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Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita), the dark

Lot 444: Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita), the dark

Auction Date: Oct 06, 2021

Estimate: $700 - $900

Description: Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita)
the dark


1983
screenprint in colors
5 h × 7 w in (13 × 18 cm)

Signed to lower right 'Corita'. This is from the edition of 11 and is identified in the archive as number 83-21.
Provenance: Private Collection, Massachusetts
Literature:Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent, Berry and Duncan, 76-31

This work will ship from Rago in Lambertville, New Jersey.

condition: Work is in very good overall condition. Hinge remnants visible to verso, otherwise, image presents well with strong colors. Unframed.
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Location: Chicago, IL, US

Auction House: Wright

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Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita), commission (one man one woman)

Lot 427: Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita), commission (one man one woman)

Auction Date: Oct 06, 2021

Estimate: $500 - $700

Description: Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita)
commission (one man one woman)


screenprint in colors
16 h × 16 w in (41 × 41 cm)

Signed and numbered to lower edge 'ed 500 Corita'. This work is from the edition of 500 and is identified in the archive as number 76-31.
Provenance: Private Collection, Massachusetts
Literature:Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent, Berry and Duncan, 76-31

This work will ship from Rago in Lambertville, New Jersey.

condition: Work is in good overall condition and toned throughout. Few minor creases and very faint scuffs throughout. Image presents well. Unframed.
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Location: Chicago, IL, US

Auction House: Wright

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Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita), a cover of cypress for its walls

Lot 428: Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita), a cover of cypress for its walls

Auction Date: Oct 06, 2021

Estimate: $700 - $900

Description: Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita)
a cover of cypress for its walls


1958
screenprint in colors
sight: 23 h × 32 w in (58 × 81 cm)

Signed and inscribed to lower edge 'a cover of cypress for its walls Sister May Corita Kent'. This work is from the edition of 250. This edition is identified in the archive as number 58-01.
Provenance: Private Collection, Massachusetts
Literature:Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent, Berry and Duncan, 58-01

This work will ship from Rago in Lambertville, New Jersey.

condition: Work is in good overall condition and has not been examined outside of frame. Sheet is toned with some creasing and handling marks visible throughout. Framed behind glass measuring 30 x 39 inches.
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Location: Chicago, IL, US

Auction House: Wright

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Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita), angel

Lot 431: Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita), angel

Auction Date: Oct 06, 2021

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500

Description: Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita)
angel


1956
screenprint in colors
sight: 22.25 h × 16.25 w in (57 × 41 cm)

Signed and titled to lower edge 'angel Sister Mary Corita Kent'. This work is identified in the archive as number 56-01.
Provenance: Brand Library, Glendale, CA | Private Collection, Massachusetts
Literature:Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent, Berry and Duncan, 56-01

This work will ship from Rago in Lambertville, New Jersey.

condition: Work is in good overall condition and is hinged to backing board at upper corners and to left edge. Sheet is toned with mat burn visible in margins and two pieces of tape remnants to upper corners on recto. Few areas of very minor surface soiling along edges and one bend to upper edge. Image presents well. Framed behind glass measuring 30 x 24 inches.
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Location: Chicago, IL, US

Auction House: Wright

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Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita), psalm 60

Lot 434: Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita), psalm 60

Auction Date: Oct 06, 2021

Estimate: $700 - $900

Description: Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita)
psalm 60


1960
screenprint in colors
13.5 h × 23.125 w in (34 × 59 cm)

Signed and titled to lower edge 'psalm 60 Sister Mary Corita Kent'. This work from the edition of 44 and is identified in the archive as number 60-26.
Provenance: Private Collection, Massachusetts
Literature:Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent, Berry and Duncan, 60-26

This work will ship from Rago in Lambertville, New Jersey.

condition: Work is in good overall condition and adhered to backing board. Sheet is toned with darker discoloration along edges. Image presents well with strong colors. Unframed.
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Location: Chicago, IL, US

Auction House: Wright

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Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita), liquid fire

Lot 435: Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita), liquid fire

Auction Date: Oct 06, 2021

Estimate: $600 - $800

Description: Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita)
liquid fire


1961
screenprint in colors
sight: 22.25 h × 29.25 w in (57 × 74 cm)

This work is from the edition of 130 and is identified in the archive as number 61-05.
Provenance: Private Collection, Massachusetts
Literature:Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent, Berry and Duncan, 61-05, pg 59 illustrates this work

This work will ship from Rago in Lambertville, New Jersey.

condition: Unmarked. Work is in good overall condition and is mounted with photo corners. Sheet shows toning overall with darker discoloration along extreme edges with one crescent crease to lower edge and two dog ears to upper right corner. Area of minor skinning along extreme left edge and slight buckling to sheet overall. Framed behind glass measuring 31 x 37 inches.
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Location: Chicago, IL, US

Auction House: Wright

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Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita), thoreau

Lot 445: Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita), thoreau

Auction Date: Oct 06, 2021

Estimate: $500 - $700

Description: Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita)
thoreau


1971
screenprint in colors
11 h × 14 w in (28 × 36 cm)

Signed to lower left 'Corita'. This work is identified in the archive as number 71-13.
Provenance: Private Collection, Massachusetts
Literature:Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent, Berry and Duncan, 76-31

This work will ship from Rago in Lambertville, New Jersey.

Condition of the item is not included in this description. Condition reports are available from Wright upon request. Wright strongly recommends that you review a condition report for each item on which you plan to bid. Email [email protected] to request a condition report.
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Location: Chicago, IL, US

Auction House: Wright

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Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita), valentine '83

Lot 446: Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita), valentine '83

Auction Date: Oct 06, 2021

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500

Description: Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita)
valentine '83


1983
screenprint in colors
3.75 h × 7.25 w in (10 × 18 cm)

Signed to lower edge 'Corita'. This work is from the edition of 50 and is identified in the archive as number 83-02.
Provenance: Private Collection, Massachusetts
Literature:Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent, Berry and Duncan, 83-02

This work will ship from Rago in Lambertville, New Jersey.

condition: Work is in very good overall condition. Minor crease to lower left edge and one soft corner. Image presents well. Unframed.
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Location: Chicago, IL, US

Auction House: Wright

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Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita), we can create life without war

Lot 447: Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita), we can create life without war

Auction Date: Oct 06, 2021

Estimate: $500 - $700

Description: Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita)
we can create life without war


1984
screenprint in colors
sight: 14.75 h × 18 w in (37 × 46 cm)

Signed and inscribed to lower edge 'without war AP Corita'. This work is an artist's proof apart from the edition of 200 and is identified in the archive as number 84-05.
Provenance: Private Collection, Massachusetts
Literature:Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent, Berry and Duncan, 84-05

This work will ship from Rago in Lambertville, New Jersey.

condition: Work is in very good overall condition and has not been examined out of frame. Sheet is clean and image presents well. Framed behind glass measuring 23 x 26 inches.
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Location: Chicago, IL, US

Auction House: Wright

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Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita), you can never lose me

Lot 448: Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita), you can never lose me

Auction Date: Oct 06, 2021

Estimate: $600 - $800

Description: Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita)
you can never lose me


1972
screenprint in colors
18.125 h × 30.875 w in (46 × 78 cm)

Signed and inscribed to lower edge 'E 260 Corita'. This work is from the edition of 260 and is identified in the archive as number 72-19.
Provenance: Private Collection, Massachusetts
Literature:Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent, Berry and Duncan, 76-31, pg. 207 illustrates this work.

This work will ship from Rago in Lambertville, New Jersey.

condition: Work is in very good overall condition and toned throughout. Sheet has not been examined out of frame but is fully visible. Sheet is clean and image presents well. Framed behind glass measuring 27 x 39 inches.
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Location: Chicago, IL, US

Auction House: Wright

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Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita), it doesn't happen all at once

Lot 449: Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita), it doesn't happen all at once

Auction Date: Oct 06, 2021

Estimate: $700 - $900

Description: Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita)
it doesn't happen all at once


1970
screenprint in colors
23 h × 23 w in (58 × 58 cm)

Signed to lower edge 'Corita'. This work is identified in the archive as number 70-03.
Provenance: Private Collection, Massachusetts
Literature:Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent, Berry and Duncan, 70-03

This work will ship from Rago in Lambertville, New Jersey.

condition: Work is in good overall condition and lightly toned along edges. Minor tear to upper left edge and few scattered creases most notably to lower half of sheet and upper right quadrant visible only in raking light. Few scuffs to red field. Image presents well with vibrant colors. Unframed.
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Location: Chicago, IL, US

Auction House: Wright

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Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita), I love you very

Lot 450: Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita), I love you very

Auction Date: Oct 06, 2021

Estimate: $300 - $500

Description: Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita)
I love you very


1971
screenprint in colors
12 h × 12 w in (30 × 30 cm)

Signed and numbered to lower edge 'ed 200 Corita'. This work is from the edition of 200 and is identified in the archive as number 71-10.
Provenance: Private Collection, Massachusetts
Literature:Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent, Berry and Duncan, 71-10

This work will ship from Rago in Lambertville, New Jersey.

condition: Work is in good overall condition. Sheet has not been examined out of frame but is fully visible. Few pinpoints of discoloration to right edge. Image presents well with vibrant colors. Framed behind glass measuring 19 x 19 inches.
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Location: Chicago, IL, US

Auction House: Wright

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Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita), yes to you

Lot 425: Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita), yes to you

Auction Date: Oct 06, 2021

Estimate: $500 - $700

Description: Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita)
yes to you


1979
screenprint in colors
11.5 h × 11.5 w in (29 × 29 cm)

Signed and numbered to lower edge 'ed 200 Corita'. This work is from the edition of 200 and is identified in the archive as number 79-12.
Provenance: Private Collection, Massachusetts
Literature:Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent, Berry and Duncan, 79-12

This work will ship from Rago in Lambertville, New Jersey.

condition: Work is in good overall condition. Sheet has not been examined out of frame but is fully visible. Dog-ears to lower corners and minor crease to upper right corner. Sheet is clean and image presents well. Framed behind glass measuring 20 x 20 inches.
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Location: Chicago, IL, US

Auction House: Wright

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Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita), a small brown bird

Lot 426: Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita), a small brown bird

Auction Date: Oct 06, 2021

Estimate: $500 - $700

Description: Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita)
a small brown bird


1970
screenprint in colors
sight: 22 h × 22 w in (56 × 56 cm)

Signed to lower right 'Corita'. This work is identified in the archive as number 70-08.
Provenance: Private Collection, Massachusetts
Literature:Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent, Berry and Duncan, 70-08, pg. 200 illustrates this work

This work will ship from Rago in Lambertville, New Jersey.

condition: Work is in good overall condition and has not been examined out of frame. Minor scuffs throughout and pinpoints of discoloration most notably within bird. Few crescent creases to center of lower edge within black pigment. Image presents well. Framed behind glass measuring 29 x 29 inches.
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Location: Chicago, IL, US

Auction House: Wright

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Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita), crocuses for autumn

Lot 429: Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita), crocuses for autumn

Auction Date: Oct 06, 2021

Estimate: $600 - $800

Description: Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita)
crocuses for autumn


1980
screenprint in colors
20 h × 19.875 w in (51 × 50 cm)

Signed to lower edge 'AP Corita'. This work is an artist's proof apart from the edition of 200 and is identified in the archive as number 80-07.
Provenance: Private Collection, Massachusetts
Literature:Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent, Berry and Duncan, 80-07

This work will ship from Rago in Lambertville, New Jersey.

condition: Generally good condition overall. Puncture to lower left edge and creases scattered throughout, largest measuring 9 inches to upper left edge. Scuffs most notably to left edge. Work presents well. Unframed.
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Location: Chicago, IL, US

Auction House: Wright

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Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita), man is a sun

Lot 430: Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita), man is a sun

Auction Date: Oct 06, 2021

Estimate: $500 - $700

Description: Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita)
man is a sun


1972
screenprint in colors
11.875 h × 23 w in (30 × 58 cm)

Signed and inscribed to lower edge 'E 260 Corita'. This work is from the edition of 260 and is identified in the archive as number 72-13.
Provenance: Private Collection, Massachusetts
Literature:Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent, Berry and Duncan, 76-31

This work will ship from Rago in Lambertville, New Jersey.

condition: Work is in good overall condition. Sheet has not been examined out of frame but is fully visible. Very light discoloration and buckling along extreme edges. Sheet is hinged to backing board and work presents well. Framed behind glass measuring 21 x 31 inches.
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Location: Chicago, IL, US

Auction House: Wright

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Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita), magpie in the sky

Lot 433: Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita), magpie in the sky

Auction Date: Oct 06, 2021

Estimate: $600 - $800

Description: Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita)
magpie in the sky


1961
screenprint in colors
sight: 29.5 h × 22 w in (75 × 56 cm)

Signed and titled to lower edge 'magpie in the sky Sister Mary Corita Kent'. This work is from the edition of 130 and is identified in the archive as number 61-07.
Provenance: Private Collection, Massachusetts
Literature:Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent, Berry and Duncan, 61-07

This work will ship from Rago in Lambertville, New Jersey.

condition: Work is in very good overall condition and has not been examined out of frame. Image is richly inked and presents well. Framed behind glass measuring 38 x 31 inches.
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Location: Chicago, IL, US

Auction House: Wright

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Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita), love is hard work

Lot 436: Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita), love is hard work

Auction Date: Oct 06, 2021

Estimate: $500 - $700

Description: Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita)
love is hard work


1985
screenprint in colors
24 h × 18 w in (61 × 46 cm)

Signed and inscribed to lower edge 'ed 250 Corita'. This work is from the edition of 250 and is identified in the archive as number 85-06.
Provenance: Private Collection, Massachusetts
Literature:Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent, Berry and Duncan, 85-06, pg. 223 illustrates this work

This work will ship from Rago in Lambertville, New Jersey.

condition: Work is in good overall condition. Sheet has not been examined out of frame but is fully visible. Colors are rich and present well. Framed behind glass measuring 30 x 24 inches.
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Auction House: Wright

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Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita), even a slug

Lot 437: Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita), even a slug

Auction Date: Oct 06, 2021

Estimate: $700 - $900

Description: Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita)
even a slug


1976
screenprint in colors
11.375 h × 11.375 w in (29 × 29 cm)

Signed and inscribed to lower edge 'ed 200 Corita'. This work is from the edition of 200 and is identified in the archive as number 76-13.
Provenance: Private Collection, Massachusetts
Literature:Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent, Berry and Duncan, 76-13, pg. 210 illustrates this work

This work will ship from Rago in Lambertville, New Jersey.

condition: Work is in good overall condition. Few faint scuffs to black pigment and one crescent crease to center of composition visible only in raking light. Image presents well. Unframed.
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Auction House: Wright

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Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita), lovers

Lot 438: Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita), lovers

Auction Date: Oct 06, 2021

Estimate: $500 - $700

Description: Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita)
lovers


1983
screenprint in colors
4.875 h × 9 w in (12 × 23 cm)

Signed and numbered to lower edge 'ed 200 Corita'. This work is from the edition of 200 and is identified in the archive as number 83-10.
Provenance: Private Collection, Massachusetts
Literature:Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent, Berry and Duncan, 76-31

This work will ship from Rago in Lambertville, New Jersey.

condition: Work is in very good overall condition. Sheet has not been examined out of frame but is fully visible. Sheet is clean and image presents well. Framed behind glass measuring 12 x 16 inches.
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Auction House: Wright

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Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita), some sunshine

Lot 439: Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita), some sunshine

Auction Date: Oct 06, 2021

Estimate: $700 - $900

Description: Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita)
some sunshine


1970
screenprint in colors
23 h × 22.875 w in (58 × 58 cm)

This work is identified in the archive as number 70-07.
Provenance: Private Collection, Massachusetts
Literature:Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent, Berry and Duncan, 70-07

This work will ship from Rago in Lambertville, New Jersey.

condition: Work is in good overall condition. Faint scuffs throughout blue field and two areas of discoloration located to upper right corner and center of left edge. Image presents well with vibrant colors. Unframed.
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Auction House: Wright

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Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita), the point is to live

Lot 440: Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita), the point is to live

Auction Date: Oct 06, 2021

Estimate: $700 - $900

Description: Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita)
the point is to live


1970
screenprint in colors
23 h × 23 w in (58 × 58 cm)

This work is identified in the archive as number 70-12.
Provenance: Private Collection, Massachusetts
Literature:Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent, Berry and Duncan, 70-12

This work will ship from Rago in Lambertville, New Jersey.

condition: Generally good condition overall. Three tide marks along upper edge and few faint creases predominately along perimeter. Pinpoint of accretion to lower left edge and two small areas of discoloration to center of left edge. Faint scuffs to red and purple fields. Image presents well. Unframed.
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Auction House: Wright

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Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita), o the amazement

Lot 441: Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita), o the amazement

Auction Date: Oct 06, 2021

Estimate: $700 - $900

Description: Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita)
o the amazement


screenprint in colors
5 h × 7 w in (13 × 18 cm)

Signed and inscribed to lower edge 'Whitman Corita'.
Provenance: Private Collection, Massachusetts

This work will ship from Rago in Lambertville, New Jersey.

condition: Work is in very good overall condition. Hinge remnants visible to verso and minor area of brown discoloration to lower right edge below signature. Image presents well. Unframed.
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Auction House: Wright

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Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita), rules are fair

Lot 442: Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita), rules are fair

Auction Date: Oct 06, 2021

Estimate: $700 - $900

Description: Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita)
rules are fair


c. 1970
screenprint in colors
23 h × 23 w in (58 × 58 cm)

Signed to lower edge 'artist proof Corita'. This work is an artist's proof apart from the edition of 200.
Provenance: Private Collection, Massachusetts

This work will ship from Rago in Lambertville, New Jersey.

condition: Work is in good overall condition and mounted to backing board. Sheet is toned throughout with one tear measuring 1.5 inches to center of left edge. Dog-ears to upper right and lower left corners with few scattered scuffs most notably to purple pigments. Minor bulge to center of composition visible only in raking light. Image presents well. Unframed.
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Auction House: Wright

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Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita), ribbons of the world

Lot 443: Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita), ribbons of the world

Auction Date: Oct 06, 2021

Estimate: $300 - $500

Description: Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita)
ribbons of the world


1978
screenprint in colors
9 h × 23 w in (23 × 58 cm)

Printed signature to lower right 'Corita'. This work is from the edition of 200 and is identified in the archive as number 78-05.
Provenance: Private Collection, Massachusetts
Literature:Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent, Berry and Duncan, 78-05

This work will ship from Rago in Lambertville, New Jersey.

condition: Work is in good overall condition. Few very minor handling marks and one crease to lower right edge. Small area of light brown accretion to lower right quadrant. Image presents well with vibrant colors. Unframed.
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Auction House: Wright

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Sister Mary Corita Kent RED MOON Color screenprint on canvas

Lot 48: Sister Mary Corita Kent RED MOON Color screenprint on canvas

Auction Date: Oct 06, 2021

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000

Description: Sister Mary Corita Kent (1918-1986)
RED MOON
Color screenprint on canvas, 1976, signed in white crayon, commissioned by the Digital Equipment Corporation, Maynard, Massachusetts, unframed.
Image 40 x 31 1/8 inches; 1016 x 791 mm.
Canvas 44 3/4 x 33 1/2 inches; 1137 x 851 mm.

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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Doyle New York

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Corita Kent (American, 1918-1986) With Love to the Everyday Miracle, Q Elephant's Q, and The Lake of Beauty (a group of three prints)

Lot 22: Corita Kent (American, 1918-1986) With Love to the Everyday Miracle, Q Elephant's Q, and The Lake of Beauty (a group of three prints)

Auction Date: Sep 29, 2021

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000

Description: Corita Kent
(American, 1918-1986)
With Love to the Everyday Miracle, Q Elephant's Q, and The Lake of Beauty (a group of three prints)
screenprints
each signed in pencil
largest 22 1/4 x 32 inches.
Property from The School Sisters of Notre Dame, being sold to benefit the organization

Provenance:
Gift from the artist to the School Sisters of Notre Dame

Lot Notes:

The bold screenprints of Corita Kent (1918-1986) visualized some of the most socially and politically turbulent times of the twentieth century. Using words and images culled from consumer culture, popular music, literature, and spiritual sources, Kent, as an artist and educator, advocated for just causes and became increasingly political throughout her career. She used neon colors and text ranging from Pop Art, The Beatles, poetry, and psalms to slogans and advertisements. With this work, she denounced assassinations and the Vietnam War while supporting the Civil Rights Movement and various political campaigns. These works and the 32 years that Kent spent in the religious order defined Kent's enduring artistic persona as the "Painting Nun."

Kent was born in Iowa in 1918 as Frances Elizabeth Kent. After she joined the order of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Los Angeles at the age of 18, she took on the name Sister Mary Corita. She completed her undergraduate studies at the order-run Immaculate Heart College, later teaching art at the college for 22 years and eventually becoming the department head. While teaching, she finished her master's studies at the University of Southern California and began screenprinting in 1951, her most employed medium. One reason that she appreciated serigraphy was that it allowed her work to be widely accessible. Her work became more politically engaged during the 1960s, and she reached international success. Among the press and attention she received, often with headlines gleefully reveling in her occupation as a nun, was Time's Woman of the Year in 1966 and the cover of Newsweek on December 25, 1967 ("Sister Corita. The Nun: Going Modern").

In 1967, she sought dispensation from her vows and left the religious order following a sabbatical brought on by exhaustion. She moved across the country to Boston but left on good terms, even leaving her remaining collection of works and copyright to the order following her death. In Boston, Kent worked on some of her largest and subsequently well-known commissions, while also battling cancer in 1974 and 1977. In 1971, she took a commission from the Boston Gas Company to paint an enormous gas tank visible from the Boston interstate. This work, of six stripes of color on a white background, was then the largest copyrighted artwork in the world. Kent returned to the use of six colored stripes in 1985, when creating a limited-edition postage stamp on love for the United States Postal Service, adding the words "Love is hard work". The stamp proved very popular, but Kent protested the unveiling when she was told it would occur on the set of the TV show, "Love Boat," a romantic comedy premised on new couples becoming romantically involved on every cruise. Hollywood love wasn't what she had had in mind; rather, she had envisioned the stamp unveiled at the United Nations as a symbol of universal love€”the kind that she had advocated for throughout her career. Kent passed away in 1986 in the wake of another bout with cancer. Her artistic style, dubbed "Hiroshima haiku" by journalist Linell Smith, as it combined "childlike calligraphy with deadly images," galvanized the public and remains a spirted part of socio-political discourse today.

Corita Art Center. "About Corita." Accessed August 18, 2021. https://www.corita.org/about/corita.

Smith, Linell. "The Painting Nun and the signs of our times." The Evening Sun, May 1, 1985. Baltimore.
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Auction House: Hindman

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Corita Kent (American, 1918-1986) The Cry That Will Be Heard, I Am Alive, and Tiger (a group of three prints)

Lot 14: Corita Kent (American, 1918-1986) The Cry That Will Be Heard, I Am Alive, and Tiger (a group of three prints)

Auction Date: Sep 29, 2021

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000

Description: Corita Kent
(American, 1918-1986)
The Cry That Will Be Heard, I Am Alive, and Tiger (a group of three prints)
screenprints
each signed in pencil
largest: 22 1/2 x 33 1/4 inches.
Property from The School Sisters of Notre Dame, being sold to benefit the organization

Provenance:
Gift from the artist to the School Sisters of Notre Dame

Lot Notes:

The bold screenprints of Corita Kent (1918-1986) visualized some of the most socially and politically turbulent times of the twentieth century. Using words and images culled from consumer culture, popular music, literature, and spiritual sources, Kent, as an artist and educator, advocated for just causes and became increasingly political throughout her career. She used neon colors and text ranging from Pop Art, The Beatles, poetry, and psalms to slogans and advertisements. With this work, she denounced assassinations and the Vietnam War while supporting the Civil Rights Movement and various political campaigns. These works and the 32 years that Kent spent in the religious order defined Kent's enduring artistic persona as the "Painting Nun."

Kent was born in Iowa in 1918 as Frances Elizabeth Kent. After she joined the order of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Los Angeles at the age of 18, she took on the name Sister Mary Corita. She completed her undergraduate studies at the order-run Immaculate Heart College, later teaching art at the college for 22 years and eventually becoming the department head. While teaching, she finished her master's studies at the University of Southern California and began screenprinting in 1951, her most employed medium. One reason that she appreciated serigraphy was that it allowed her work to be widely accessible. Her work became more politically engaged during the 1960s, and she reached international success. Among the press and attention she received, often with headlines gleefully reveling in her occupation as a nun, was Time's Woman of the Year in 1966 and the cover of Newsweek on December 25, 1967 ("Sister Corita. The Nun: Going Modern").

In 1967, she sought dispensation from her vows and left the religious order following a sabbatical brought on by exhaustion. She moved across the country to Boston but left on good terms, even leaving her remaining collection of works and copyright to the order following her death. In Boston, Kent worked on some of her largest and subsequently well-known commissions, while also battling cancer in 1974 and 1977. In 1971, she took a commission from the Boston Gas Company to paint an enormous gas tank visible from the Boston interstate. This work, of six stripes of color on a white background, was then the largest copyrighted artwork in the world. Kent returned to the use of six colored stripes in 1985, when creating a limited-edition postage stamp on love for the United States Postal Service, adding the words "Love is hard work". The stamp proved very popular, but Kent protested the unveiling when she was told it would occur on the set of the TV show, "Love Boat," a romantic comedy premised on new couples becoming romantically involved on every cruise. Hollywood love wasn't what she had had in mind; rather, she had envisioned the stamp unveiled at the United Nations as a symbol of universal love€”the kind that she had advocated for throughout her career. Kent passed away in 1986 in the wake of another bout with cancer. Her artistic style, dubbed "Hiroshima haiku" by journalist Linell Smith, as it combined "childlike calligraphy with deadly images," galvanized the public and remains a spirted part of socio-political discourse today.

Corita Art Center. "About Corita." Accessed August 18, 2021. https://www.corita.org/about/corita.

Smith, Linell. "The Painting Nun and the signs of our times." The Evening Sun, May 1, 1985. Baltimore.
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Location: Chicago, IL, US

Auction House: Hindman

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Corita Kent (American, 1918-1986) That Man Loves, There is No Object so Soft (a pair of prints)

Lot 15: Corita Kent (American, 1918-1986) That Man Loves, There is No Object so Soft (a pair of prints)

Auction Date: Sep 29, 2021

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500

Description: Corita Kent
(American, 1918-1986)
That Man Loves, There is No Object so Soft (a pair of prints)
screenprints
each signed in pencil
largest: 19 1/4 x 22 inches.
Property from The School Sisters of Notre Dame, being sold to benefit the organization

Provenance:
Gift from the artist to the School Sisters of Notre Dame

Lot Notes:

The bold screenprints of Corita Kent (1918-1986) visualized some of the most socially and politically turbulent times of the twentieth century. Using words and images culled from consumer culture, popular music, literature, and spiritual sources, Kent, as an artist and educator, advocated for just causes and became increasingly political throughout her career. She used neon colors and text ranging from Pop Art, The Beatles, poetry, and psalms to slogans and advertisements. With this work, she denounced assassinations and the Vietnam War while supporting the Civil Rights Movement and various political campaigns. These works and the 32 years that Kent spent in the religious order defined Kent's enduring artistic persona as the "Painting Nun."

Kent was born in Iowa in 1918 as Frances Elizabeth Kent. After she joined the order of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Los Angeles at the age of 18, she took on the name Sister Mary Corita. She completed her undergraduate studies at the order-run Immaculate Heart College, later teaching art at the college for 22 years and eventually becoming the department head. While teaching, she finished her master's studies at the University of Southern California and began screenprinting in 1951, her most employed medium. One reason that she appreciated serigraphy was that it allowed her work to be widely accessible. Her work became more politically engaged during the 1960s, and she reached international success. Among the press and attention she received, often with headlines gleefully reveling in her occupation as a nun, was Time's Woman of the Year in 1966 and the cover of Newsweek on December 25, 1967 ("Sister Corita. The Nun: Going Modern").

In 1967, she sought dispensation from her vows and left the religious order following a sabbatical brought on by exhaustion. She moved across the country to Boston but left on good terms, even leaving her remaining collection of works and copyright to the order following her death. In Boston, Kent worked on some of her largest and subsequently well-known commissions, while also battling cancer in 1974 and 1977. In 1971, she took a commission from the Boston Gas Company to paint an enormous gas tank visible from the Boston interstate. This work, of six stripes of color on a white background, was then the largest copyrighted artwork in the world. Kent returned to the use of six colored stripes in 1985, when creating a limited-edition postage stamp on love for the United States Postal Service, adding the words "Love is hard work". The stamp proved very popular, but Kent protested the unveiling when she was told it would occur on the set of the TV show, "Love Boat," a romantic comedy premised on new couples becoming romantically involved on every cruise. Hollywood love wasn't what she had had in mind; rather, she had envisioned the stamp unveiled at the United Nations as a symbol of universal love€”the kind that she had advocated for throughout her career. Kent passed away in 1986 in the wake of another bout with cancer. Her artistic style, dubbed "Hiroshima haiku" by journalist Linell Smith, as it combined "childlike calligraphy with deadly images," galvanized the public and remains a spirted part of socio-political discourse today.

Corita Art Center. "About Corita." Accessed August 18, 2021. https://www.corita.org/about/corita.

Smith, Linell. "The Painting Nun and the signs of our times." The Evening Sun, May 1, 1985. Baltimore.
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Auction House: Hindman

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Corita Kent (American, 1918-1986) Love at the End, I'm Glad I Can Feel Pain, and My People (a group of three prints)

Lot 16: Corita Kent (American, 1918-1986) Love at the End, I'm Glad I Can Feel Pain, and My People (a group of three prints)

Auction Date: Sep 29, 2021

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000

Description: Corita Kent
(American, 1918-1986)
Love at the End, I'm Glad I Can Feel Pain, and My People (a group of three prints)
screenprints
each signed in pencil
largest: 14 x 35 inches.
Property from The School Sisters of Notre Dame, being sold to benefit the organization

Provenance:
Gift from the artist to the School Sisters of Notre Dame

Lot Notes:

The bold screenprints of Corita Kent (1918-1986) visualized some of the most socially and politically turbulent times of the twentieth century. Using words and images culled from consumer culture, popular music, literature, and spiritual sources, Kent, as an artist and educator, advocated for just causes and became increasingly political throughout her career. She used neon colors and text ranging from Pop Art, The Beatles, poetry, and psalms to slogans and advertisements. With this work, she denounced assassinations and the Vietnam War while supporting the Civil Rights Movement and various political campaigns. These works and the 32 years that Kent spent in the religious order defined Kent's enduring artistic persona as the "Painting Nun."

Kent was born in Iowa in 1918 as Frances Elizabeth Kent. After she joined the order of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Los Angeles at the age of 18, she took on the name Sister Mary Corita. She completed her undergraduate studies at the order-run Immaculate Heart College, later teaching art at the college for 22 years and eventually becoming the department head. While teaching, she finished her master's studies at the University of Southern California and began screenprinting in 1951, her most employed medium. One reason that she appreciated serigraphy was that it allowed her work to be widely accessible. Her work became more politically engaged during the 1960s, and she reached international success. Among the press and attention she received, often with headlines gleefully reveling in her occupation as a nun, was Time's Woman of the Year in 1966 and the cover of Newsweek on December 25, 1967 ("Sister Corita. The Nun: Going Modern").

In 1967, she sought dispensation from her vows and left the religious order following a sabbatical brought on by exhaustion. She moved across the country to Boston but left on good terms, even leaving her remaining collection of works and copyright to the order following her death. In Boston, Kent worked on some of her largest and subsequently well-known commissions, while also battling cancer in 1974 and 1977. In 1971, she took a commission from the Boston Gas Company to paint an enormous gas tank visible from the Boston interstate. This work, of six stripes of color on a white background, was then the largest copyrighted artwork in the world. Kent returned to the use of six colored stripes in 1985, when creating a limited-edition postage stamp on love for the United States Postal Service, adding the words "Love is hard work". The stamp proved very popular, but Kent protested the unveiling when she was told it would occur on the set of the TV show, "Love Boat," a romantic comedy premised on new couples becoming romantically involved on every cruise. Hollywood love wasn't what she had had in mind; rather, she had envisioned the stamp unveiled at the United Nations as a symbol of universal love€”the kind that she had advocated for throughout her career. Kent passed away in 1986 in the wake of another bout with cancer. Her artistic style, dubbed "Hiroshima haiku" by journalist Linell Smith, as it combined "childlike calligraphy with deadly images," galvanized the public and remains a spirted part of socio-political discourse today.

Corita Art Center. "About Corita." Accessed August 18, 2021. https://www.corita.org/about/corita.

Smith, Linell. "The Painting Nun and the signs of our times." The Evening Sun, May 1, 1985. Baltimore.
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Location: Chicago, IL, US

Auction House: Hindman

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Corita Kent (American, 1918-1986) You Shoot at Yourself, America and Help or Something (a pair of prints)

Lot 17: Corita Kent (American, 1918-1986) You Shoot at Yourself, America and Help or Something (a pair of prints)

Auction Date: Sep 29, 2021

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500

Description: Corita Kent
(American, 1918-1986)
You Shoot at Yourself, America and Help or Something (a pair of prints)
screenprints
each signed in pencil
largest: 22 1/2 x 34 1/2 inches.
Property from The School Sisters of Notre Dame, being sold to benefit the organization
Provenance:
Gift from the artist to the School Sisters of Notre Dame

Lot Notes:

The bold screenprints of Corita Kent (1918-1986) visualized some of the most socially and politically turbulent times of the twentieth century. Using words and images culled from consumer culture, popular music, literature, and spiritual sources, Kent, as an artist and educator, advocated for just causes and became increasingly political throughout her career. She used neon colors and text ranging from Pop Art, The Beatles, poetry, and psalms to slogans and advertisements. With this work, she denounced assassinations and the Vietnam War while supporting the Civil Rights Movement and various political campaigns. These works and the 32 years that Kent spent in the religious order defined Kent's enduring artistic persona as the "Painting Nun."

Kent was born in Iowa in 1918 as Frances Elizabeth Kent. After she joined the order of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Los Angeles at the age of 18, she took on the name Sister Mary Corita. She completed her undergraduate studies at the order-run Immaculate Heart College, later teaching art at the college for 22 years and eventually becoming the department head. While teaching, she finished her master's studies at the University of Southern California and began screenprinting in 1951, her most employed medium. One reason that she appreciated serigraphy was that it allowed her work to be widely accessible. Her work became more politically engaged during the 1960s, and she reached international success. Among the press and attention she received, often with headlines gleefully reveling in her occupation as a nun, was Time's Woman of the Year in 1966 and the cover of Newsweek on December 25, 1967 ("Sister Corita. The Nun: Going Modern").

In 1967, she sought dispensation from her vows and left the religious order following a sabbatical brought on by exhaustion. She moved across the country to Boston but left on good terms, even leaving her remaining collection of works and copyright to the order following her death. In Boston, Kent worked on some of her largest and subsequently well-known commissions, while also battling cancer in 1974 and 1977. In 1971, she took a commission from the Boston Gas Company to paint an enormous gas tank visible from the Boston interstate. This work, of six stripes of color on a white background, was then the largest copyrighted artwork in the world. Kent returned to the use of six colored stripes in 1985, when creating a limited-edition postage stamp on love for the United States Postal Service, adding the words "Love is hard work". The stamp proved very popular, but Kent protested the unveiling when she was told it would occur on the set of the TV show, "Love Boat," a romantic comedy premised on new couples becoming romantically involved on every cruise. Hollywood love wasn't what she had had in mind; rather, she had envisioned the stamp unveiled at the United Nations as a symbol of universal love€”the kind that she had advocated for throughout her career. Kent passed away in 1986 in the wake of another bout with cancer. Her artistic style, dubbed "Hiroshima haiku" by journalist Linell Smith, as it combined "childlike calligraphy with deadly images," galvanized the public and remains a spirted part of socio-political discourse today.

Corita Art Center. "About Corita." Accessed August 18, 2021. https://www.corita.org/about/corita.

Smith, Linell. "The Painting Nun and the signs of our times." The Evening Sun, May 1, 1985. Baltimore.
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Location: Chicago, IL, US

Auction House: Hindman

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Corita Kent (American, 1918-1986) The Sea Queen and Christy (a pair of prints)

Lot 18: Corita Kent (American, 1918-1986) The Sea Queen and Christy (a pair of prints)

Auction Date: Sep 29, 2021

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500

Description: Corita Kent
(American, 1918-1986)
The Sea Queen and Christy (a pair of prints)
screenprints
each signed in pencil
largest: 19 1/4 x 22 inches.
Property from The School Sisters of Notre Dame, being sold to benefit the organization

Provenance:
Gift from the artist to the School Sisters of Notre Dame

Lot Notes:

The bold screenprints of Corita Kent (1918-1986) visualized some of the most socially and politically turbulent times of the twentieth century. Using words and images culled from consumer culture, popular music, literature, and spiritual sources, Kent, as an artist and educator, advocated for just causes and became increasingly political throughout her career. She used neon colors and text ranging from Pop Art, The Beatles, poetry, and psalms to slogans and advertisements. With this work, she denounced assassinations and the Vietnam War while supporting the Civil Rights Movement and various political campaigns. These works and the 32 years that Kent spent in the religious order defined Kent's enduring artistic persona as the "Painting Nun."

Kent was born in Iowa in 1918 as Frances Elizabeth Kent. After she joined the order of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Los Angeles at the age of 18, she took on the name Sister Mary Corita. She completed her undergraduate studies at the order-run Immaculate Heart College, later teaching art at the college for 22 years and eventually becoming the department head. While teaching, she finished her master's studies at the University of Southern California and began screenprinting in 1951, her most employed medium. One reason that she appreciated serigraphy was that it allowed her work to be widely accessible. Her work became more politically engaged during the 1960s, and she reached international success. Among the press and attention she received, often with headlines gleefully reveling in her occupation as a nun, was Time's Woman of the Year in 1966 and the cover of Newsweek on December 25, 1967 ("Sister Corita. The Nun: Going Modern").

In 1967, she sought dispensation from her vows and left the religious order following a sabbatical brought on by exhaustion. She moved across the country to Boston but left on good terms, even leaving her remaining collection of works and copyright to the order following her death. In Boston, Kent worked on some of her largest and subsequently well-known commissions, while also battling cancer in 1974 and 1977. In 1971, she took a commission from the Boston Gas Company to paint an enormous gas tank visible from the Boston interstate. This work, of six stripes of color on a white background, was then the largest copyrighted artwork in the world. Kent returned to the use of six colored stripes in 1985, when creating a limited-edition postage stamp on love for the United States Postal Service, adding the words "Love is hard work". The stamp proved very popular, but Kent protested the unveiling when she was told it would occur on the set of the TV show, "Love Boat," a romantic comedy premised on new couples becoming romantically involved on every cruise. Hollywood love wasn't what she had had in mind; rather, she had envisioned the stamp unveiled at the United Nations as a symbol of universal love€”the kind that she had advocated for throughout her career. Kent passed away in 1986 in the wake of another bout with cancer. Her artistic style, dubbed "Hiroshima haiku" by journalist Linell Smith, as it combined "childlike calligraphy with deadly images," galvanized the public and remains a spirted part of socio-political discourse today.

Corita Art Center. "About Corita." Accessed August 18, 2021. https://www.corita.org/about/corita.

Smith, Linell. "The Painting Nun and the signs of our times." The Evening Sun, May 1, 1985. Baltimore.
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Location: Chicago, IL, US

Auction House: Hindman

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Corita Kent (American, 1918-1986) He Repeated the Letters, Here, and Perhaps We Could Endure (a group of three prints)

Lot 19: Corita Kent (American, 1918-1986) He Repeated the Letters, Here, and Perhaps We Could Endure (a group of three prints)

Auction Date: Sep 29, 2021

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000

Description: Corita Kent
(American, 1918-1986)
He Repeated the Letters, Here, and Perhaps We Could Endure (a group of three prints)
screenprints
each signed in pencil
largest: 22 1/4 x 34 inches.
Property from The School Sisters of Notre Dame, being sold to benefit the organization

Provenance:
Gift from the artist to the School Sisters of Notre Dame

Lot Notes:

The bold screenprints of Corita Kent (1918-1986) visualized some of the most socially and politically turbulent times of the twentieth century. Using words and images culled from consumer culture, popular music, literature, and spiritual sources, Kent, as an artist and educator, advocated for just causes and became increasingly political throughout her career. She used neon colors and text ranging from Pop Art, The Beatles, poetry, and psalms to slogans and advertisements. With this work, she denounced assassinations and the Vietnam War while supporting the Civil Rights Movement and various political campaigns. These works and the 32 years that Kent spent in the religious order defined Kent's enduring artistic persona as the "Painting Nun."

Kent was born in Iowa in 1918 as Frances Elizabeth Kent. After she joined the order of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Los Angeles at the age of 18, she took on the name Sister Mary Corita. She completed her undergraduate studies at the order-run Immaculate Heart College, later teaching art at the college for 22 years and eventually becoming the department head. While teaching, she finished her master's studies at the University of Southern California and began screenprinting in 1951, her most employed medium. One reason that she appreciated serigraphy was that it allowed her work to be widely accessible. Her work became more politically engaged during the 1960s, and she reached international success. Among the press and attention she received, often with headlines gleefully reveling in her occupation as a nun, was Time's Woman of the Year in 1966 and the cover of Newsweek on December 25, 1967 ("Sister Corita. The Nun: Going Modern").

In 1967, she sought dispensation from her vows and left the religious order following a sabbatical brought on by exhaustion. She moved across the country to Boston but left on good terms, even leaving her remaining collection of works and copyright to the order following her death. In Boston, Kent worked on some of her largest and subsequently well-known commissions, while also battling cancer in 1974 and 1977. In 1971, she took a commission from the Boston Gas Company to paint an enormous gas tank visible from the Boston interstate. This work, of six stripes of color on a white background, was then the largest copyrighted artwork in the world. Kent returned to the use of six colored stripes in 1985, when creating a limited-edition postage stamp on love for the United States Postal Service, adding the words "Love is hard work". The stamp proved very popular, but Kent protested the unveiling when she was told it would occur on the set of the TV show, "Love Boat," a romantic comedy premised on new couples becoming romantically involved on every cruise. Hollywood love wasn't what she had had in mind; rather, she had envisioned the stamp unveiled at the United Nations as a symbol of universal love€”the kind that she had advocated for throughout her career. Kent passed away in 1986 in the wake of another bout with cancer. Her artistic style, dubbed "Hiroshima haiku" by journalist Linell Smith, as it combined "childlike calligraphy with deadly images," galvanized the public and remains a spirted part of socio-political discourse today.

Corita Art Center. "About Corita." Accessed August 18, 2021. https://www.corita.org/about/corita.

Smith, Linell. "The Painting Nun and the signs of our times." The Evening Sun, May 1, 1985. Baltimore.
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Location: Chicago, IL, US

Auction House: Hindman

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Corita Kent (American, 1918-1986) Love Your Brother, Green Fingers, and A Passion for the Possible (a group of three prints)

Lot 20: Corita Kent (American, 1918-1986) Love Your Brother, Green Fingers, and A Passion for the Possible (a group of three prints)

Auction Date: Sep 29, 2021

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000

Description: Corita Kent
(American, 1918-1986)
Love Your Brother, Green Fingers, and A Passion for the Possible (a group of three prints)
screenprints
each signed in pencil
each 22 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches.
Property from The School Sisters of Notre Dame, being sold to benefit the organization

Provenance:
Gift from the artist to the School Sisters of Notre Dame

Lot Notes:

The bold screenprints of Corita Kent (1918-1986) visualized some of the most socially and politically turbulent times of the twentieth century. Using words and images culled from consumer culture, popular music, literature, and spiritual sources, Kent, as an artist and educator, advocated for just causes and became increasingly political throughout her career. She used neon colors and text ranging from Pop Art, The Beatles, poetry, and psalms to slogans and advertisements. With this work, she denounced assassinations and the Vietnam War while supporting the Civil Rights Movement and various political campaigns. These works and the 32 years that Kent spent in the religious order defined Kent's enduring artistic persona as the "Painting Nun."

Kent was born in Iowa in 1918 as Frances Elizabeth Kent. After she joined the order of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Los Angeles at the age of 18, she took on the name Sister Mary Corita. She completed her undergraduate studies at the order-run Immaculate Heart College, later teaching art at the college for 22 years and eventually becoming the department head. While teaching, she finished her master's studies at the University of Southern California and began screenprinting in 1951, her most employed medium. One reason that she appreciated serigraphy was that it allowed her work to be widely accessible. Her work became more politically engaged during the 1960s, and she reached international success. Among the press and attention she received, often with headlines gleefully reveling in her occupation as a nun, was Time's Woman of the Year in 1966 and the cover of Newsweek on December 25, 1967 ("Sister Corita. The Nun: Going Modern").

In 1967, she sought dispensation from her vows and left the religious order following a sabbatical brought on by exhaustion. She moved across the country to Boston but left on good terms, even leaving her remaining collection of works and copyright to the order following her death. In Boston, Kent worked on some of her largest and subsequently well-known commissions, while also battling cancer in 1974 and 1977. In 1971, she took a commission from the Boston Gas Company to paint an enormous gas tank visible from the Boston interstate. This work, of six stripes of color on a white background, was then the largest copyrighted artwork in the world. Kent returned to the use of six colored stripes in 1985, when creating a limited-edition postage stamp on love for the United States Postal Service, adding the words "Love is hard work". The stamp proved very popular, but Kent protested the unveiling when she was told it would occur on the set of the TV show, "Love Boat," a romantic comedy premised on new couples becoming romantically involved on every cruise. Hollywood love wasn't what she had had in mind; rather, she had envisioned the stamp unveiled at the United Nations as a symbol of universal love€”the kind that she had advocated for throughout her career. Kent passed away in 1986 in the wake of another bout with cancer. Her artistic style, dubbed "Hiroshima haiku" by journalist Linell Smith, as it combined "childlike calligraphy with deadly images," galvanized the public and remains a spirted part of socio-political discourse today.

Corita Art Center. "About Corita." Accessed August 18, 2021. https://www.corita.org/about/corita.

Smith, Linell. "The Painting Nun and the signs of our times." The Evening Sun, May 1, 1985. Baltimore.
...

Location: Chicago, IL, US

Auction House: Hindman

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