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David Levinthal

untitled (from the Wild West II), 1996

Waterless lithograph
7 1/2 × 6 in
19.1 × 15.2 cm
Edition 14/22
$1,850
location
Albuquerque
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Richard Levy Gallery
Albuquerque
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Writing in The New York Times, Charles Hagen said that, "What distinguishes Mr. …

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Writing in The New York Times, Charles Hagen said that, "What distinguishes Mr. Levinthal's work is his interest in emotionally charged historical material. But the real force of his images comes not from his choice of subjects but from the way he tells their stories."
"For more than thirty years I …

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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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Richard Levy Gallery
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Writing in The New York Times, Charles Hagen said that, "What distinguishes Mr. …

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Writing in The New York Times, Charles Hagen said that, "What distinguishes Mr. Levinthal's work is his interest in emotionally charged historical material. But the real force of his images comes not from his choice of subjects but from the way he tells their stories."
"For more than thirty years I …

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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 Wild West II), 1996

Waterless lithograph
7 1/2 × 6 in
19.1 × 15.2 cm
Edition 14/22
$1,850
location
Albuquerque
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