Sister Corita Kent Vietnam Protest Poster | Rare 1960s Moratorium
Here we have a original offset lithograph anti-Vietnam poster from the late 60s by listed artist Sister Corita Kent. This rare counter culture is a stunner, complete with text to spin your head, striking design, and all of it likely printed between 1969-1972. The design packs a punch, with a poem and design by Sister Mary Corita Kent, one of the most interesting pop artists of the 60s. And the kicker? This beauty has never been used...no pinholes or evidence of tape.
Here's the full text of the poem:
Our country is red spilled blood of the Indians the british the blacks the whites the poor the shot
Our country is white draining blood from the enemy the enemy is a human being us
Our country is blue hope that in its Christian tradition those [illegible] will win over the refine [illegible]
Here is an intro to Sister Corita Kent courtesy of Godwinternbach Museum:
Described by the New York Times as “one of the most unlikely Pop Art phenomena of the 1960s and 70s,” Sister Mary Corita Kent—a Catholic nun, artist, and educator who worked in Los Angeles and Boston—shared an interest in the iconography of advertising and pop culture with the Pop Art movement, but used these resources to address the social justice, Vietnam War and humanitarian crises. Her art is informed by her social activism and reflects her spirituality, and her hope for peace.
Here's the full page of information about the poster:
The rare protest poster measures 22" tall by 28" wide. I can't find any evidence of use. There are some slight creases along the edges from storage and handling. Overall, great condition for the age. Please see all pics as they are part of description.
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This is a rare mixture of historical events and incredible design from a pop art master. It's an honor to have it in my shop.