David Rathman
American, born 1958
Selected exhibitions
Highpoint Editions at The Editions/Artists’ Book Fair 2017,
Highpoint Editions
New Publications: Fall-Winter 2017,
Highpoint Editions
Newest Projects 2011: Carter • Todd Norsten • David Rathman,
Highpoint Editions

In delicate watercolors and video works, David Rathman conjures the romance and nostalgia associated with the Wild West and explores American male icons of popular culture and mythology: wistful, sepia-toned images of cowboys, their forms bleeding into the barren landscapes that surround them, and watercolors of rock stars and athletes such as the historic 1974 fight between boxers Muhammad Ali and George Foreman. “I always circle around this boy/man stuff: hubris and testosterone, vulnerability, fear, and winning and losing,” he has said. Rathman has also produced video works that feature moving narratives set to atmospheric soundtracks.

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