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David Levinthal

The Wild West, 89-PC-C-7, 1989

Polaroid polacolor
24 × 20 in
61 × 50.8 cm
Editions 3/5, 2/5 of 5
This is part of a limited edition set.
$15,600
location
Park City
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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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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.

David Levinthal

The Wild West, 89-PC-C-7, 1989

Polaroid polacolor
24 × 20 in
61 × 50.8 cm
Editions 3/5, 2/5 of 5
This is part of a limited edition set.
$15,600
location
Park City
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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