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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita), American (Fort Dodge, Iowa 1918 - 1986 Boston, Massachusetts)
phil and dan
Work Type
Persistent Link

Physical Descriptions

Screen print
image: 57.1 x 29 cm (22 1/2 x 11 7/16 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.r.: Corita
  • (not assigned): l.l., in graphite: 68-69-74
  • (not assigned): Printed text reads: I recall what Thoreau said in his famous essay on civil disobedience, "under a government which imprisons unjustly, the true place for a just man is also in prison." to me therefore, prison is a very creative way to say yes to life and no to war. Thomas Lewis of the Catonsville Nine / They were trying to make an outcry, an anguished outcry to reach the American community before it was too late. I think this is an element of free speech to try-when all else fails-to reach the community Kunstler-defense lawyer for Catonsville Nine

State, Edition, Standard Reference Number

Standard Reference Number
Corita Art Center Cat. #69-74

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

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Publication History

  • Julie Ault, Come Alive! The Spirited Art of Sister Corita, Four Corners Books (London, 2006), p 92, 27
  • Susan Dackerman, ed., Corita Kent and the Language of Pop, exh. cat., Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2015), pp. 260, 262-4, cat. 73, ill. (color)

Exhibition History

Verification Level

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