David Levinthal, ‘Untitled, from the series History’, 2018, Print, Archival pigment print, American Friends of Museums in Israel Benefit Auction
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David Levinthal

Untitled, from the series History, 2018

Archival pigment print
17 × 22 in
43.2 × 55.9 cm
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American Friends of Museums in Israel Benefit Auction

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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, ‘Untitled, from the series History’, 2018, Print, Archival pigment print, American Friends of Museums in Israel Benefit Auction
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American Friends of Museums in Israel Benefit Auction

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Medium
Signature
Signed in pencil recto
Image rights
Courtesy of the artist
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

Untitled, from the series History, 2018

Archival pigment print
17 × 22 in
43.2 × 55.9 cm
Bidding closed
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