An image of phil and dan

Corita Kent

(United States of America 20 Nov 1918 – 18 Sep 1986)

phil and dan

Location
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.

Year
1969
Media
Print
Medium
colour screenprint, photo screenprint
Dimensions
57.1 x 29.0 cm image; 58.6 x 30.3 cm sheet
Signature & date

Signed l.r., ink "Corita". Not dated.

Credit
Mervyn Horton Bequest Fund 2016
Accession number
364.2016
Copyright
Estate of Corita Kent