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Jesus Never Fails

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 Screen print (Serigraph)
DATES 1967
DIMENSIONS 29 13/16 × 36 1/16 in. (75.7 × 91.6 cm)  (show scale)
SIGNATURE "Corita" black ink lower right of center, recto
COLLECTIONS Contemporary Art
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 68.116
CREDIT LINE Henry L. Batterman Fund
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). Jesus Never Fails, 1967. Screen print (Serigraph), 29 13/16 × 36 1/16 in. (75.7 × 91.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Henry L. Batterman Fund, 68.116. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: , 68.116_PS9.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 68.116_PS9.jpg., 2018
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Corita Kent (aka Sister Mary Corita) (American, 1918-1986). <em>Jesus Never Fails</em>, 1967. Screen print (Serigraph), 29 13/16 × 36 1/16 in. (75.7 × 91.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Henry L. Batterman Fund, 68.116. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: , 68.116_PS9.jpg)