28 – 28

Media - 2015.20.2 - SAAM-2015.20.2_1 - 118511
Copied George Widener, 28-28, 2014, mixed media on paper, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Carl and Kate Lobell in honor of Graham Roach, 2015.20.2, © 2014, George Widener

Artwork Details

Title
28 – 28
Date
2014
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
48 14 × 48 14 in. (122.6 × 122.6 cm)
Copyright
© 2014, George Widener
Credit Line
Gift of Carl and Kate Lobell in honor of Graham Roach
Mediums
Mediums Description
mixed media on paper
Classifications
Keywords
  • Object — numeral
Object Number
2015.20.2

Artwork Description

George Widener is an ace with numbers. 28-28 plays with a connection he had at the time between the numbers of his own birthdate (2-8) and this then-girlfriend's: 4-28, or (2 x 2)-28. Widener explains that he sees the numbers in his mind and enjoys envisioning all of their possible relationships. He called this piece a "portrait/snapshot" of the two of them at the time it was made.