I Wanna Hold Your Hand
Corita Kent (aka Sister Mary Corita)
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.
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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)
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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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