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1968 Seeing

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By:  Looart Press, Inc.

Date:  1968 (Printed) Colorado Springs

Dimensions:  21 x 30 inches

This is an original vintage poster designed by artist, Lucia Pearce, with a quotation from Pierre De Chardin.

"Seeing...We might say that the whole of life lies in that verb, if not in end, at least in essence.  Fuller being is closer union...Union can only increase through an increase of consciousness, that is to say in vision.  And that, doubtlessly, is why the history of the living world can be summarized as the elaboration of ever more perfect eyes within a cosmos in which there is always something more to be seen..."  

Pierre De Chardin was a French Jesuit priest, scientist, paleontologist, theologian, philosophe, and teacher. He was Darwinian in outlook and the author of several influential theological and philosophical books.  He took part in the discovery of Peking Man.

Lucia Pearce was a crucial figure in the birth of the 'New Age' movement in California and is now a world-renowned art therapist and writer. She trained as a Montessori teacher and these posters were designed by her to uplift and inspire both adults and children, drawing on the words of writers such as Kahlil Gibran and Rilke as well as Fuller. They are really eye-catching and the colors are so vibrant, with beautifully simple designs and wonderful words. 

Looart was founded in 1947 by Orin Loo out of the family garage, whom had early success creating greeting cards. Orin's wife Miriam then started a company called Current that sold “Post-A-Notes” in bulk to local churches advertising them as a fundraising item.  In the 1960s Orin and Miriam’s sons, Dusty and Gary merged the two companies to for the Looart Press which would produce remarkable travel posters and prints among other items until the business sold in 1987 for $115 million.

Condition: Poster is in A+ condition, stored for decades with no bends, folds, tears, or holes. The condition can easily be described as like-new, museum quality. 

Inventory # 92033

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