Paper size is 20.5 x 17 inches.

"For more than thirty years I have arranged toy figures in studio-constructed situations that mimic representations of contemporary myths and American icons. Doing so I have tried to elaborate an aesthetic of fabrication rather than realism." - David Levinthal

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Artwork is in excellent condition.
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Hand-signed by artist, signed on front under image
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Series
Wild West II
Publisher
21 Steps Editions

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.

Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2019
David Levinthal "American Themes"Julie Nester Gallery
2018
David Levinthal: War, Myth, DesireGeorge Eastman Museum
2014
Disturbing InnocenceThe FLAG Art Foundation
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untitled (from the Wild West II), 1996

Waterless lithograph
7 1/2 × 6 in
19.1 × 15.2 cm
Edition 14/22
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US$2,500
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Albuquerque, Santa Fe
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Paper size is 20.5 x 17 inches.

"For more than thirty years I have arranged toy figures in …

Medium
Condition
Artwork is in excellent condition.
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, signed on front under image
Frame
Included
Series
Wild West II
Publisher
21 Steps Editions

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.

Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
Other works by David Levinthal
Other works from Richard Levy Gallery
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