Happy 12/12/12 at 12:12pm!
To celebrate this phenomenon, we’ve pulled together 12 works of art from our permanent collection that somehow feature the number twelve. Enjoy!
Pictured above: Unknown artist, “Untitled [Twelve Round Portraits of Theodore Roosevelt]” ca. 1901-1909. Collection SFMOMA; Gift of Gordon L. Bennett.
Lucas Samaras, AutoPolaroids, 1969-71, 1969-1971; Collection SFMOMA, Gift of Dr. William and Nancy Tsiaras; © Lucas Samaras
Robert Ryman, A painting of twelve strokes, measuring 11 1/4” x 11 1/4” signed at the…, 1961; painting; Collection SFMOMA, Purchase through a gift of Mimi and Peter Haas; © Robert Ryman
Nathan Oliveira, Bee’s End, from the suite Twelve Intimate Fantasies, 1964; print; Collection SFMOMA, Gift of Mrs. Edgar Sinton; © Estate of Nathan Oliveira
Ansel Adams, Oak Tree, Snow Storm, Yosemite, from Portfolio One: Twelve Photographic Prints, 1948; photograph; Collection SFMOMA, Gift of Mrs. Walter A. Haas; © The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust
Buckminster Fuller, Buckminster Fuller, Motor Vehicle- Dymaxion …, from the portfolio Inventions: Twelve Around One, 1981; print; Collection SFMOMA, Gift of Chuck and Elizabeth Byrne; © Estate of Buckminster Fuller
Unknown, Untitled [Group portrait of twelve people], ca. 1850s; photograph; Collection SFMOMA, Accessions Committee Fund purchase.
Pirkle Jones, Figures in Rain, San Francisco, from Portfolio Two: Twelve Photographs by…, 1955; photograph; Collection SFMOMA, Acquired through purchase and exchange; © The Pirkle Jones Foundation