Known for using small toys to address societal issues, David Levinthal has long been revered as one of the most intriguing artists working in the photography realm. Now, fans can see a new take on the artist’s work at the exhibit David Levinthal: War, Myth, Desire, now open at the George Eastman Museum.
David Levinthal: War, Myth, Desire is the first museum retrospective of the artist’s work in more than twenty years. The exhibition will include nearly 200 prints, along with related books and ephemera, giving visitors a unique opportunity to consider Levinthal’s most recent work alongside key works from the full scope of his career.
Since the mid-1970s, David Levinthal has been exploring the relationship between photographic imagery and the fantasies, myths, events, and characters that shape contemporary America’s mental landscape. He uses small toys and props with dramatic lighting to construct mini environments of subject matters varying from war scenes to voyeurism to racial and political references to American pop culture.
The exhibition will include photographs from all of his major series to date—the best-known of which include Hitler Moves East (1972–75), Modern Romance (1983–85), The Wild West (1986–89), Desire (1991–92), Blackface (1995–98), Barbie (1997–98), Baseball (1998–2004), and History (2010–15)—in addition to never-before-exhibited outtakes, commissions, and archival materials.
The George Eastman Museum is open for visitation Tuesdays through Sundays. Admission for adults is $15. Students, children, and seniors may enjoy a reduced rate.
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Tuesday, September 18, 2018—10:00 AM
Event Venue Location:
George Eastman Museum
900 East Avenue
Rochester, New York 14607