This banner style composition has the word Happy printed in large letters several times and in smaller text many more times as part of the text that covers the majority of the composition. There are also various shapes, circles, rectangles, half circles, ovals, in jewel tones of blues, oranges, reds, purples, and pinks. The banner was commissioned for the Vatican Pavilion at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York and includes quotes from Pope John XXIII and President John F. Kennedy, Jr.
inscribed: HaPPY / are those / who feel / their spiritual / need for the / kingdom of / heaven / belongs to them / HaPPY are / the gentle / for the whole / world will be- / long to / them / HaPPY are those / who know what / sorrow means / for they will be given / courage and comfort / HaPPY / are / those / who / hunger / and thirst / for what / is right / for they / will be / satisfied / HapPPY are those / who show mercy / for mercy will be / shown to them / HaPPY / are the / single / hearted / for / they / will / see / God / HaPPY / are those / who make / peace / for they / will be / known / as / sons / of GOD / HaPPY are those / who have suffered / persecution / for the kingdom / of heaven / is theirs / and what happiness will be yours / when people blame you and Ill treat you / and say all kinds of slanderous things / against you for my name's sake / rejoice / when that day / comes / and leap / for / joy
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55 x 7 inches
Corita (American designer, printmaker, and educator, 1918-1986), “Beatitudes,” Digital Collections From St Kate's, accessed June 10, 2023, http://omeka.reclaim.stkate.edu/items/show/4196.
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