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Mary Corita (Sister Corita) Kent
In Memory of RFK

1968

$16,000

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Sister Mary Corita Kent In Memory of R.F.K., 1968 Silkscreen on beige art paper Edition of 100 hand signed lower right corner Printed by Harry Hambly, serigrapher, Hambly Studios, Santa Clara, California This is one of the most rare and desirable screenprints ever created by renowned 1960s Pop Artist Sister Corita - exquisitely combining her sense of political activism with her religious passion. Pencil signed in a limited edition; the exact edition number is believed to be fewer than 100, as it's rarely seen on the market and most other examples are in major museum collections. This silkscreen is based upon the iconic photograph by Fred W. McDarrah taken the previous year (1967), "Robert F. Kennedy in Suffolk Street Slum Railroad Flat" - a tenement that was once occupied by New York Senator Jacob Javits. The main text on the image is a quote from Bobby Kennedy's famous 1966 "Ripple of Hope" speech in Capetown, South Africa - which some say was the best speech he ever made. It reads: .."Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.' " Equally intriguing, but less discussed is the quote to the right, "Look where Christ's blood streams in the firmament" - a quote from Christopher Marlowe's Dr. Faustus in the final hour of his life. (The rest of the monologue, not shown here, reads, "One drop would save my soul, half a drop: Ah, my Christ.’) Another edition of this print was exhibited in the traveling museum exhibition, "Someday Is Now: The Art of Corita Kent" at the Pasadena Museum of California Art. (2014-2015) Cat. Raisonne CAC 68-04 Bibliography: Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent, Berry and Duncan, pg. 173 Measurements: Framed: 30 inches x 44 inches x 1.5 inches Sheet: 22 inches x 35 inches

Details

  • Creator
    Mary Corita (Sister Corita) Kent (1918-1986, American)
  • Creation Year
    1968
  • Dimensions
    Height: 30 in. (76.2 cm)Width: 44 in. (111.76 cm)Depth: 1.5 in. (3.81 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    Sold framed. Not examined outside of original vintage frame and matting but appears fine. (Frames are not guaranteed ).
  • Gallery Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1745210030912

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