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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2008.160
People
Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita), American (Fort Dodge, Iowa 1918 - 1986 Boston, Massachusetts)
Title
right
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
1967
Culture
American
Physical Descriptions
Technique
Screen print
Dimensions
76.2 x 91.44 cm (30 x 36 in.)
frame: 94.3 x 109.5 x 3.8 cm (37 1/8 x 43 1/8 x 1 1/2 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: l.r.: Corita
  • (not assigned): Printed text reads: [W]RON[G] WAY / Prophets of boom / and if only we arrange our life according to that principle which counsels us that we must always hold to the difficult, then that which now seems to us the most alien will become what we most trust and find most faithful. How should we be able to forget those ancient myths that are at the beginning of all peoples, the myths about dragons that at the last moment turn into princesses; perhaps all the dragons of our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us once beautiful and brave. Perhaps everything terrible is in its deepest being something that wants help from us. Rilke
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Corita Art Center Cat. #67-05
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
2008.160
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description

Publication History

Julie Ault, Come Alive! The Spirited Art of Sister Corita, Four Corners Books (London, 2006), p 86

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of Screen Prints" (Thesis (certificate in conservation), Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, 2013), Unpublished, pp. 1-60 passim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, 198, 200, 202, 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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