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David Levinthal

Barbie Series: Four Untitled prints, 2016

Four pigment prints in colors, on photo paper, with full margins
22 × 17 in
55.9 × 43.2 cm
Edition 1/10
This is part of a limited edition set.
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About the work
P
Phillips

Gift of the artist to benefit Friends Seminary, New York

All image: 18 x 15 in. (45.7 x 38.1 cm)
All …

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Gift of the artist to benefit Friends Seminary, New York

All image: 18 x 15 in. (45.7 x 38.1 cm)
All Sheet: 22 x 17 in. (55.9 x 43.2 cm)
All framed

Signature
All signed, dated 2016 and numbered 1/10 in pencil
David Levinthal
American, b. 1949
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American photographer David Levinthal re-stages historical events using toy figures, play sets, and other miniatures—often to unsettling effects. “Ever since I began working with toys,” the artist explains, “I have been intrigued with the idea that these seemingly benign objects could take on such incredible power and personality simply by the way they were photographed.” Hitler Moves East (1977)—Levinthal’s first book of photographs, produced in collaboration with the cartoonist Gary Trudeau—blurs the line between fact and fiction, employing a photojournalistic style to capture toy soldiers in action. Levinthal’s other tableaus similarly draw upon the American psyche, whether depicting the American West, baseball players at bat, fantasies of the pin-up girl, or narrative scenes from Uncle Tom’s Cabin.

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About the work
P
Phillips

Gift of the artist to benefit Friends Seminary, New York

All image: 18 x 15 in. (45.7 x 38.1 cm)
All …

Read more

Gift of the artist to benefit Friends Seminary, New York

All image: 18 x 15 in. (45.7 x 38.1 cm)
All Sheet: 22 x 17 in. (55.9 x 43.2 cm)
All framed

Signature
All signed, dated 2016 and numbered 1/10 in pencil
David Levinthal
American, b. 1949
Follow

American photographer David Levinthal re-stages historical events using toy figures, play sets, and other miniatures—often to unsettling effects. “Ever since I began working with toys,” the artist explains, “I have been intrigued with the idea that these seemingly benign objects could take on such incredible power and personality simply by the way they were photographed.” Hitler Moves East (1977)—Levinthal’s first book of photographs, produced in collaboration with the cartoonist Gary Trudeau—blurs the line between fact and fiction, employing a photojournalistic style to capture toy soldiers in action. Levinthal’s other tableaus similarly draw upon the American psyche, whether depicting the American West, baseball players at bat, fantasies of the pin-up girl, or narrative scenes from Uncle Tom’s Cabin.

David Levinthal

Barbie Series: Four Untitled prints, 2016

Four pigment prints in colors, on photo paper, with full margins
22 × 17 in
55.9 × 43.2 cm
Edition 1/10
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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