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Corita Kent's distinct pop of art-activism on view at a Pasadena show

Corita Kent's distinct pop of art-activism on view at a Pasadena show

Corita Kent. You know the name, or you don't. She's celebrated as one of the most popular Los Angeles artists of the last century, or she remains an unsung hero with legions who have yet to discover her work. This, despite the fact that the prolific artist and erstwhile nun could produce more than 50 of her sought-after Pop art prints in a couple of weeks. From 1938 to 1968, Kent lived and worked at the Immaculate Heart College, the campus on Western Avenue that now houses the American Film Institute. Under her leadership, the art department at Immaculate Heart became a hotbed of the counterculture. Kent's lectures were often proceeded by films, including those by Francois...

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