KENT, Sister Corita; AULT, Julie
Come Alive! The Spirited Art of Sister Corita
Writer and curator Julie Ault examines the outstanding life and career of Sister Corita Kent (1918–1986), one of the most innovative and unusual pop artists of the 1960s: she battled the political and religious establishments, revolutionized graphic design and the art of protest, encouraging the creativity of thousands of people – all while living and practising as a Catholic nun in California. Mixing advertising slogans and poetry in her prints and commandeering nuns and students to help make ambitious installations, processions and banners, Sister Corita’s work is now recognized as some of the most striking – and joyful – American art of the 60s.