Untitled', 1989 (from The Wild West series, 1987-89). Polaroid Polacolor ER 20 x 24 Land Film Photograph. Dimensions: 28" x 21-3/4" sheet, 23" x 19" image (33-3/4" x 19" x 1-1/4 framed). SIGNED by artist on verso of photograph (covered by framing).
Edition: 5, plus 2 AP. Professionally framed (3/4") and matted (4-1/4") with archival materials and UV Plexiglas. Reverse of framing with gallery label from Runyon Fine Arts Inc. Excellent condition with no visible defects (not examined out of frame).
Provenance : Runyon Fine Arts, Inc. Dallas, TX; Vermillion 20th Century Furnishings, North Miami, FL.(1987-89), which were shot on a Polaroid 20x24 Land Camera. The images are inspired by the romance and grandeur of 1950s Western television and film.
American photographer David Levinthal re-stages historical events using toy figures, play sets, and other miniaturesoften 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)Levinthals first book of photographs, produced in collaboration with the cartoonist Gary Trudeaublurs the line between fact and fiction, employing a photojournalistic style to capture toy soldiers in action. Levinthals 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 Toms Cabin. Known as a pioneer of the constructed photograph, David Levinthal has become an explorer of the darker side of the American psyche through his atmospheric tableaux.
Since the mid-1980's Levinthal has increasingly used the 20 x 24 Polaroid camera to produce large-format photographs. His work pre-dates the rise of' postmodern photography ,' anticipating in important ways the work of artists such as Cindy Sherman, Laurie Simmons and James Casebere. David Levinthal has received numerous grants and awards including a Guggenheim fellowship and a NEA fellowship, and his work is held in more than 35 significant public collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, NY, the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, the Corcoran Gallery, Washington, DC and the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris.
American Myth & Memory: David Levinthal Photographs', Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM), Washington, DC' David Levinthal: Barbie and Baseball', Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Bentonville, AR' Model Natures in Contemporary Photography' (group exhibition), Kallmann Museum Ismaning, Ismaning, Germany (traveled). David Levinthal', Heather James Fine Art, Jackson Hole, WY' David Levinthal: War, Myth, Desire', Eastman Museum, Rochester, NY' History: Photographs by David Levinthal', Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, NY' David Levinthal: Playland', Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA), Birmingham, AL. David Levinthal: Photographs 19722016', Museum of Fine Arts Houston (MFAH), Houston, TX' David Levinthal: Recent Acquisitions', NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, FL. David Levinthal: The Wild West', Julie Nester Gallery, Park City, UT' David Levinthal: Airport', SFO Museum, San Francisco, CA. David Levinthal and Laurie Lambrecht', June Lee Contemporary Art, Corona del Mar, CA' David Levinthal: Pin-Ups', Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ' David Levinthal: Hitler Moves East', Mana Contemporary Chicago, Chicago, IL' David Levinthal: XXX Ð Blanc et Noir', Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ.
History: Photographs by David Levinthal. , George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, Rochester, NY. David Levinthal: Uncle Tom's Cabin.
, Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, MO. , San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA. , Corcoran Museum of Art, Washington, DC. David Levinthal: The Last Trail. David Levinthal: Attack of the Bricks: Star Wars., Gering & López Gallery, New York, NY. , LEADAPRON, Los Angeles, CA' Polaroid [Im]possible: The WestLicht Collection' (group exhibition), WestLicht Museum of Photography, Vienna, Austria. , John McWhinnie at Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, New York, NY. , 169 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA. , Wessel + O'Connor Fine Art, Lambertville, NJ' LA COLLECTION S'EXPOSE - Polaroid in Peril!
(group exhibition), Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland. David Levinthal: American Beauties, Bad Barbies, Wild West. War in Afghanistan and Iraq. , Stellan Holm Gallery, New York, NY' Heads' (group exhibition), Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY' David Levinthal: Bad Barbie, Vintage Photographs', Glenn Horowitz Bookseller & Art Gallery, New York, NY' Polaroid: Exp.
10/9/09' (group exhibition), Atlas Gallery, London, UK' Into the Sunset: Photography's Image of the American West' (group exhibition), Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, NY' David Levinthal: Barbie! , Gering & López Gallery, New York, NY' Black Is Black Aint' (group exhibition), Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA) Detroit, MI. 2008' David Levinthal: Space Toys: New Polaroids', Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO' David Levinthal: War', Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO. Reality Check: Truth and Illusion in Contemporary Photography' (group exhibition), Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY' David Levinthal: Space', Galeria Javier López, Madrid, Spain' David Levinthal: A Wild Romance. Work from the Eighties', Glenn Horowitz Bookseller & Art Gallery, New York, NY' Black Is Black Aint' (group exhibition), Renaissance Society, Chicago, IL' David Levinthal: Hitler Moves East.
Vintage Photographs', John McWhinnie at Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, New York, NY. 2006' David Levinthal: Barbies & Baseball', Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center, Montclair State University, Little Falls, NJ' David Levinthal: Baseball', Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA' David Levinthal: 1974 - 2004', Stellar Somerset Gallery, Palo Alto, CA' David Levinthal: The Passion', Spike Gallery, New York, NY' Insistent Objects: David Levinthals Blackface', The Menil Collection, Houston, TX' David Levinthal', Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM' David Levinthal', Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, TX. , Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO' David Levinthal: New / Now', New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT' David Levinthal: XXX Sex Dolls', Ricco / Maresca Gallery, New York, NY' David Levinthal and the American Dream', New Center for Contemporary Art, Louisville, KY and Louisville Slugger Museum, Louisville, KY' David Levinthal: The New York Yankees and the American Dream', Tampa Museum of Art, FL. 2004' David Levinthal: Hell's Belles', Spike Gallery, NY' David Levinthal: Baseball', Birmingham Museum of Art, AL' David Levinthal: Boys of Summer', Augen Gallery, Portland, OR' David Levinthal: American Beauties', Ochi Fine Art, Ketchum, ID' David Levinthal: Baseball', Conner Contemporary Art, Washington, DC' David Levinthal: Netsuke', Galerie Xippas, Paris, France.PLEASE SEE MY OTHER AUCTIONS BY CLICKING MY. The item "DAVID LEVINTHAL'Wild West' 1989 SIGNED Polaroid Polacolor ER Photograph Framed" is in sale since Wednesday, June 22, 2016. This item is in the category "Art\Art Photographs". The seller is "thearteryfineart" and is located in Miami, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.