Gunfight at the O.K. Corral from the series History

  • David Levinthal, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral from the series History, 2014, inkjet print, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Donald Standford Rosenfeld, Jr., 2017.41.28, © 2014, David Levinthal

Exhibition Label
The legendary shootout at the O.K. Corral took place on October 26, 1881, in Tombstone, Arizona. A group of lawmen, including the Earp brothers--Wyatt, Virgil, and Morgan--and Doc Holliday, faced off against an outlaw gang who called themselves the Cowboys. Even though the event lasted a mere thirty seconds and was a rare occurrence in the West, it continues to resonate in popular imagination, inspiring countless cinematic treatments and daily reenactments in Tombstone. Levinthal's own restaging calls attention to the mythic status of the historic gunfight, which came to epitomize the "wildness" of the Old West.
Title
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral from the series History
Artist
Date
2014
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
17 × 22 in. (43.2 × 55.9 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Donald Standford Rosenfeld, Jr.

Mediums Description
inkjet print
Classifications
Keywords
  • Occupation – crime – criminal
  • Object – weapon – gun
  • State of being – illness – wound
  • Occupation – service – policeman
  • State of being – evil – violence
  • Figure group – male
  • Architecture Exterior – farm – stable
  • Western
Object Number
2017.41.28
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