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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita), American (Fort Dodge, Iowa 1918 - 1986 Boston, Massachusetts)
(give the gang) the clue is in the signs
Work Type
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Screen print
50.8 x 76.2 cm (20 x 30 in.)
frame (framed with 2008.158): 114.6 x 86.7 x 3.8 cm (45 1/8 x 34 1/8 x 1 1/2 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: l.r.: Sister Mary Corita
  • (not assigned): Printed text reads: Give the gang [our best] / NOW[!] / The clue is in the "signs" which reveal themselves to the listening heart, and so reprove our unmortified tamperings. Such signs lead to further questions, in the nature of things. The road does not reach its end when an answer is near; it forks out in two or five or a hundred new directions. D. Berrigan
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Corita Art Center Cat. #66-32
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

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of Screen Prints" (Thesis (certificate in conservation), Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, 2013), Unpublished, pp. 1-60 passim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), p. 22, fig. 5; pp. 106-7, cat. 21, 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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