San Francisco MOMA – modern art text

“Send me Aggression” – “The Girl with the Knife in Her Hand”; Yoshitomo Nara

This is one of the coolest things I have come across in awhile… The Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco now offers a chance to see many of the hidden gems from their collection through text message. Just send a request to the number 572-51, with the words “send me” followed by just about anything (Nouns, colors, emotions, etc.) and they will send you back a picture of one of their pieces related to that word. There are more details and information in this article that I read on an art blog called “Hyperallergic”.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art – Text Service

Of course, I had to try it for myself :

Text message to 572-51; “send me water”…

Richard N. Kauffman, “Columbine Lake, Evening”, ca. 1956

“Send me bicycles”…

Unknown, “Untitled [Men with bicycles]”, 1920’s

Of course, there is not a match for every word you may come up with, but try a few and see what they come up with. Then a miniature version of each work is yours to keep forever.

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