Harrell Fletcher and Jon Rubin, Stan's Wife 26 Years Ago, from the series Museum Visitor Wallet Photos, 1998

Artwork Info

Artwork title
Stan's Wife 26 Years Ago, from the series Museum Visitor Wallet Photos
Artist name
Harrell Fletcher and Jon Rubin
Date created
chromogenic print
40 in. x 30 in. (101.6 cm x 76.2 cm)
Date Acquired
Collection SFMOMA
Purchase through a gift of the Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation
© Harrell Fletcher and Jon Rubin
Permanent URL
Artwork Status
Not on view at this time.

In the age of smart phones, how many people still carry photos of loved ones in their wallets? In 2000, Jon Rubin and Harrell Fletcher gathered and displayed ten photos that museum visitors happened to be carrying with them in their wallets. The project not only imbued photos with new meaning, but also prompted museum-goers to consider Rubin’s feeling that “perhaps… what is miraculous is already in your back pocket or your handbag.”

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