Pigment Print on Paper
22 x 17 inches
BIO: David Levinthal was born in San Francisco, CA in 1949. He received a B.A. in Studio Art from Stanford University, and an M.F.A. in Photography from Yale University. He has had numerous solo and group exhibitions at institutions including the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA; Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Japan; the Museum of Modern Art, NY; Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy; and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, among many others. His work is featured in many public collections, including the Art Institute of Chicago, IL; The Brooklyn Museum of Art, NY; Centre Pompidou, Paris, France; the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; the International Center of Photography, NY; the Museum of Modern Art, NY; the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; and the Polaroid Collection, MA. www.davidlevinthal.com
STATEMENT: David Levinthal is part of a generation of American postmodern photographers that includes artists like Cindy Sherman and Richard Prince. Levinthal has examined American popular culture and politics using toys and miniature dioramas for nearly 40 years. In his widely exhibited and published projects, Levinthal imagines scenes of conflict, war and brutality while simultaneously critiquing the way society experiences such atrocities as mediated by advertising, newsreels or Hollywood westerns. In Space (2007-), Levinthal’s photographs of toys and figurines speak to social mores, stereotypes, and cultural aspirations while also examining politically charged moments in history.