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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2008.139
People
Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita), American (Fort Dodge, Iowa 1918 - 1986 Boston, Massachusetts)
Title
news of the week
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
1969
Culture
American
Physical Descriptions
Technique
Screen print
Dimensions
image: 57.5 x 30 cm (22 5/8 x 11 13/16 in.)
sheet: 58.6 x 30.3 cm (23 1/16 x 11 15/16 in.)
frame: 74 x 58.7 x 2.5 cm (29 1/8 x 23 1/8 x 1 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: l.l.: Corita
  • inscription: l.l., in graphite: 68-69-64
  • (not assigned): Printed text reads: Newsweek / April 12, 1965 / 35 c / Profile of the Viet Cong / LIFE / Deeper into the Vietnam War / A marine is evacuated during patrol action against the Vietcong / July 2 1965 35 ₵ / I am the hounded slave, I wince at the bite of dogs. Hell and despair are upon me, crack again and crack the marksman, I clutch the rails of the fence, my gore dribs, thinn’d with the ooze of my skin. I fall on the weeds and stones. The riders spur their unwilling horses, haul close, Taunt my dizzy ears and beat me violently over the head with whip-stocks. Agonies are one of my changes of garments, I do not ask the wounded person how he feels, I myself become the wounded person. My hurts turn livid upon me as I lean on a cane and observe. Walt Whitman / The plan of a slave-ship, showing the conditions in which slaves crossed the Atlantic. The slave trade was abolished by Great Britain in 1807, and other countries were persuaded to follow suit in 1815.
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Corita Art Center Cat. #69-64
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
2008
Object Number
2008.139
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Julie Ault, Come Alive! The Spirited Art of Sister Corita, Four Corners Books (London, 2006), p 81

Susan Dackerman, ed., Corita Kent and the Language of Pop, exh. cat., Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2015), pp. 260-264, cat. 73, ill. (color)

Exhibition History

DISSENT!, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 11/11/2006 - 02/25/2007

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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