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    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
Warren de la Rue, The Moon, ca. 1863; photograph; Collection SFMOMA, Accessions Committee Fund purchase.


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

A. W. Bawtree, Gall fly, magnified twelve times, ca. 1870s-1880s; photograph; Collection SFMOMA, Gift of Gordon L. Bennett.


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


Nathan Oliveira, Oh Susanna, from the suite Twelve Intimate Fantasies, 1964; print; Collection SFMOMA, Gift of Mrs. Edgar Sinton; © Estate of Nathan Oliveira


Pirkle Jones, Cowboy, Arizona, from Portfolio Two: Twelve Photographs by Pirkle Jones, 1957, printed 1968; photograph; Collection SFMOMA, Acquired through purchase and exchange; © The Pirkle Jones Foundation

    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.

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    Lucas Samaras, AutoPolaroids, 1969-711969-1971Collection SFMOMAGift of Dr. William and Nancy Tsiaras© Lucas Samaras

    imageWarren de la Rue, The Moonca. 1863photographCollection SFMOMAAccessions Committee Fund purchase.


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    Robert Ryman, A painting of twelve strokes, measuring 11 1/4” x 11 1/4” signed at the…1961paintingCollection SFMOMAPurchase through a gift of Mimi and Peter Haas© Robert Ryman


    imageA. W. Bawtree, Gall fly, magnified twelve timesca. 1870s-1880sphotographCollection SFMOMAGift of Gordon L. Bennett.


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    Nathan Oliveira, Bee’s End, from the suite Twelve Intimate Fantasies1964print; Collection SFMOMAGift of Mrs. Edgar Sinton© Estate of Nathan Oliveira


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    Ansel Adams, Oak Tree, Snow Storm, Yosemite, from Portfolio One: Twelve Photographic Prints1948photographCollection SFMOMAGift of Mrs. Walter A. Haas© The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust

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    Buckminster Fuller, Buckminster Fuller, Motor Vehicle- Dymaxion …, from the portfolio Inventions: Twelve Around One1981printCollection SFMOMAGift of Chuck and Elizabeth Byrne© Estate of Buckminster Fuller


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    Unknown, Untitled [Group portrait of twelve people]ca. 1850sphotograph; Collection SFMOMAAccessions Committee Fund purchase.


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    Pirkle Jones, Figures in Rain, San Francisco, from Portfolio Two: Twelve Photographs by…1955photographCollection SFMOMAAcquired through purchase and exchange© The Pirkle Jones Foundation


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    Nathan Oliveira, Oh Susanna, from the suite Twelve Intimate Fantasies1964printCollection SFMOMAGift of Mrs. Edgar Sinton© Estate of Nathan Oliveira

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    Pirkle Jones, Cowboy, Arizona, from Portfolio Two: Twelve Photographs by Pirkle Jones1957, printed 1968photographCollection SFMOMAAcquired through purchase and exchange© The Pirkle Jones Foundation

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