(United States of America 20 Nov 1918 – 18 Sep 1986)
phil and dan
- Not on display
- Further information
Corita Kent’s work from the 1960s is activist in spirit and very political, promoting the civil rights movement and voicing her strong opposition to the Vietnam War and the assassinations of John F Kennedy and Martin Luther King.
In 1969 she created a series of prints that included text and photographs drawn from the media. In 'phil and dan', Corita reproduced an Associated Press photograph from 17 May 1968 featuring two members of the Catonsville Nine, priests Father Philip Berrigan and Father Daniel Berrigan. The image shows the brothers burning draft records that they stole from the Catonsville draft board to protest the Vietnam War. Here Corita has combined the image with two quotes, one of which is attributed to William Kunstler, the defence lawyer for the Catonsville Nine.
- colour screenprint, photo screenprint
- 57.1 x 29.0 cm image; 58.6 x 30.3 cm sheet
- Signature & date
Signed l.r., ink "Corita". Not dated.
- Mervyn Horton Bequest Fund 2016
- Accession number
- Estate of Corita Kent