Sister Corita Kent (1918-1986)Marking(s); notes:
signed, marking(s); from the edition of 100; 1964Country of origin; materials:
American; color screenprint/serigraph on PellonDimensions (H, W, D):
29.5"h, 35.5"w; 30.5"h, 36.5"w frameAdditional Information:
"Wide Open" is CAC 64-30 in the Corita Art Center's archives. Per the Portland Art Museum, who maintains a collection of her work and held the 2016 exhibition titled "Corita Kent: Spiritual Pop," "Kent's hunger for reform and social justice are evident in this print, which combines the biblical with the political. "Open wide" is used in Psalm 24:9 -- "Open wide...that the King of Glory may enter in" -- as well as in a speech given by President Lyndon B. Johnson, in which he exhorted the audience to "Open wide the exits from poverty to the children of the poor." (source: http://portlandartmuseum.us/) Work is depicted on pages 25 and 31 of the 1965 catalog of serigraphs offered as lot 142a in this auction.
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