This handsomely illustrated catalogue places Kent in her rightful position among the foremost figures of pop art, such as Andy Warhol, Ed Ruscha, and Roy Lichtenstein. Although Kent has been largely excluded from the academic and critical discourses surrounding 1960s American art, this publication reevaluates her importance and highlights how her work questioned and expanded the boundaries of the pop art movement.
Eminent pop scholars delve into the relationship between her art and that of her contemporaries, and explore how her art both responded to and advanced the changes in modern-day Catholicism stemming from Vatican II. Susan Dackerman is consultative curator of prints at the Harvard Art Museums. Julia Bryan-Wilson is associate professor of art history at the University of California, Berkeley. Richard Meyer is the Robert and Ruth Halperin Professor of Art History at Stanford University. Jennifer L. Roberts is the Elizabeth Cary Agassiz Professor of the Humanities at Harvard University.
• 338 pages, 270 color + 15 b/w illustrations
• Softcover, 9 1/2 x 12 inches