• David Levinthal War, Myth, Desire

David Levinthal War, Myth, Desire

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. War, Myth, Desire is the most comprehensive monograph ever produced on the artist, containing major contributions to scholarship on the artist by curator Lisa Hostetler and contemporary art specialist Joanna Marsh, as well as commentary by art critic Dave Hickey.
The volume is illustrated with examples from all of Levinthal’s major series to date – including Hitler Moves East, Modern Romance, Wild West, Desire, Blackface, Barbie, Baseball, and History. Levinthal’s work has been a touchstone for conversations about theories of representation in photography and contemporary art for four decades, as the artist has investigated the overlapping of popular imagery with personal fantasy in the contexts of romance, sex, war, history, sports, space, and social stereotypes. This publication gives readers the opportunity for the first time to consider the full scope of this major artist’s career.

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Hardcover with dust jacket 28 x 24 cm 320 pages 203 color ills. English Available ISBN 978-3-86828-861-2 2018

Artist:

David Levinthal

Texts:

Bruce Barnes, Dave Hickey, Lisa Hostetler, Joanna Marsh

Design:

George Corsillo (Design Monsters)

Exhibitions

War, Myth, Desire
George Eastman Museum, New York
02.06. – 30.12.2018

Light in Wartime
Apexart, New York
07.06. – 28.07.2018

Book Signings

Artist’s Talk and Book Signing: David Levinthal
01.11.2018, 18.00, Dryden Theatre
George Eastman Museum, NY

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