Sister Mary Corita Kent became a nun in the Order of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, LA in 1936. She first exhibited her work in the early 50's and became a prominent artist in the 60's often creating subversive and political pieces."I am not brave enough to not pay my income tax and risk going to jail. But I can say rather freely what I want to say with my art."Damn Everything But The Circus
was her 6th book and was published after she left the Order to pursue her love of art. The book is full of gorgeous large type and bright colours used to illustrate the inspirational quotes chosen by Corita which run throughout.
I've never seen this book or Corita's work before, but I'm hooked - I think it's fantastic. Those of you with cash burning a hole in your pockets might be interested to know that there's currently a copy available here
Find out more about Sister Mary Corita Kent here
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