Jesus Never Fails
Corita Kent (aka Sister Mary Corita)
On View: Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, South (rectangular gallery), 4th floor
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.
Screen print (Serigraph)
29 13/16 × 36 1/16 in. (75.7 × 91.6 cm) (show scale)
"Corita" black ink lower right of center, recto
Henry L. Batterman Fund
© Corita Art Center, Immaculate Heart Community, Los Angeles, CA
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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)
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