Incorrect Username, Email, or Password
This object does not yet have a description.

Identification and Creation

Object Number
Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita), American (Fort Dodge, Iowa 1918 - 1986 Boston, Massachusetts)
news of the week
Work Type
Persistent Link

Physical Descriptions

Screen print
image: 57.5 × 30 cm (22 5/8 × 11 13/16 in.)
sheet: 58.6 × 30.3 cm (23 1/16 × 11 15/16 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
© Courtesy of the Corita Art Center, Immaculate Heart Community, Los Angeles / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Accession Year
Object Number
Modern and Contemporary Art

The Harvard Art Museums encourage the use of images found on this website for personal, noncommercial use, including educational and scholarly purposes. To request a higher resolution file of this image, please submit an online request.

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

Verification Level

This record has been reviewed by the curatorial staff but may be incomplete. Our records are frequently revised and enhanced. For more information please contact the Division of Modern and Contemporary Art at