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David Levinthal

Selected Images (from 'The Wild West')

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December 17, 07:49 PM GMT


7,000 - 10,000 USD

Lot Details


David Levinthal

b. 1949

Selected Images (from The Wild West)

i. Hatchet

ii. Man on Horse with Rifle

iii. Man with Lasso

iv. Duel

each signed David Levinthal, dated 1988, and numbered 6/10 (on the reverse)

Images: each 23 by 19 in. 58.4 by 48.3 cm.

Framed: each 25¼ by 21¼ in. 64.1 by 54 cm.

Executed in 1988, each work is number 6 from an edition of 10.

Dark Light: David Levinthal Photographs 1984-1994 (London, 1994), unpaginated

cf. David Levinthal: Work from 1975-1996 (New York: The International Center of Photography, 1997), pp. 107-27

In an interview with arts critic Richard B. Woodward, David Levinthal commented: 'I was born in 1949 and I'm part of that generation that grew up with television as more than just a novelty. It was omnipresent. . . I think my "Wild West" series reflects the pervasiveness of the Western myth during that time on television. . . It was from Saturday afternoon television. During the '50s, half of the top-rated shows were Westerns. They still had serials in those days. Or look at the toys in Sears catalogs from the '50s, with page after page of holster sets –Hopalong Cassidy, Roy Rogers, and the generic ones. The television culture was very important to me' (quoted in David Levinthal: Work from 1975-1996, p. 106).