Lot 2004
Sister Mary Corita Kent (American, 1918-1986), Come Alive (Please Tame Me)
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Serigraph on Pellon paper, 1966, with ink signature at right, inscription to verso from St. Armand's Gallery, Inc. and dated 1967, framed.

Image size 24 x 35 in.; Frame dimensions 31 1/2 x 27 1/2 in.

From the Collection of a Lady, Charlotte, North Carolina

This is one of several graphic works by Sister Mary Corita Kent that features the phrase "Come Alive!". This was simultaneously a 1960s Pepsi-Cola slogan, and it appeared in Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's classic French novel, Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince), which is further quoted in Kent's serigraph here. Kent harnesses the energy of the statement "Come Alive!", challenging viewers to embrace their surroundings and enjoy the immediate beauty in the world around them.

Signature is present but faded; some sheet waviness and creases; very light toning; not examined out of frame.