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I Wanna Hold Your Hand

Corita Kent (aka Sister Mary Corita)

Contemporary Art

From 1936 to 1968, Corita Kent was a nun, educator, and administrator for the Roman Catholic order of the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Los Angeles. Considered by others in her order to be a “modern nun,” Kent demonstrated her commitment to populism and social consciousness by using a medium—screenprinting—that ensured that her messages were widely accessible. Much of her work juxtaposes the sacred and the secular, for instance combining Beatles lyrics and anti–Vietnam War sentiment with references to spirituality and prayer.
MEDIUM Screenprint (Serigraph)
DATES 1965
DIMENSIONS 14.375 x 35 in. (36.5 x 88.9 cm.)  (show scale)
SIGNATURE Graphite, right side bottom, recto
COLLECTIONS Contemporary Art
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 85.187.11
CREDIT LINE Gift of IBM Gallery of Science and Art
RIGHTS STATEMENT © Corita Art Center, Immaculate Heart Community, Los Angeles, CA
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CAPTION Corita Kent (aka Sister Mary Corita) (American, 1918-1986). I Wanna Hold Your Hand, 1965. Screenprint (Serigraph), 14.375 x 35 in. (36.5 x 88.9 cm.). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of IBM Gallery of Science and Art, 85.187.11. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.85.187.11_Corita_Art_Center_Arthur_Evans_photo_65-22.jpg)
IMAGE overall, CUR.85.187.11_Corita_Art_Center_Arthur_Evans_photo_65-22.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2016
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Quote text: Smooth, soft, worn, and wrinkled hand s m o o L a mano lisa, blanda, usada y arrugada la main lisse, tendre, usee, et ridee donnez-moi...deme su mano pare que nos juntemos I WANNA HOLD YOUR HAND Suzan Entz, Lennon & McCartney
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Corita Kent (aka Sister Mary Corita) (American, 1918-1986). <em>I Wanna Hold Your Hand</em>, 1965. Screenprint (Serigraph), 14.375 x 35 in. (36.5 x 88.9 cm.). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of IBM Gallery of Science and Art, 85.187.11. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.85.187.11_Corita_Art_Center_Arthur_Evans_photo_65-22.jpg)