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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2012.186
People
Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita), American (Fort Dodge, Iowa 1918 - 1986 Boston, Massachusetts)
Title
handle with care
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
1967
Places
Creation Place: North America, United States, California, Los Angeles
Culture
American
Physical Descriptions
Technique
Screen print
Dimensions
58.5 x 88.9 cm (23 1/16 x 35 in.)
frame: 84.1 x 104.5 x 3.2 cm (33 1/8 x 41 1/8 x 1 1/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: l.r. in black ink (ball point): Corita
  • inscription: Printed quote reads: HANDLE WITH CARE! / SEE THE MAN WHO CAN SAVE YOU THE MOST / there is only one man / No time ago or else a life walking in the dark i met Christ Jesus) my heart flopped over and lay still while he passed (as close as I'm to you yes closer made of nothing except loneliness. e.e.c.
Provenance
Corita Art Center, Immaculate Heart Community, sold; to the Harvard Art Museums, 2012.
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Corita Art Center Cat. #67-18
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Margaret Fisher Fund
Copyright
© Courtesy of the Corita Art Center, Immaculate Heart Community, Los Angeles
Accession Year
2012
Object Number
2012.186
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Harry Metcalf, "Corita Kent: A Technical Study of a Group of Screen Prints" (Thesis (certificate in conservation), Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, 2013), Unpublished, pp. 1-60 passim

Susan Dackerman, ed., Corita Kent and the Language of Pop, exh. cat., Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2015), pp. 74, 110-111, cat. 23, ill. (color)

Exhibition History

Corita Kent and the Language of Pop, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/03/2015 - 01/03/2016; San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, 02/13/2016 - 04/13/2016

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