Iwo Jima from the series History

  • David Levinthal, Iwo Jima from the series History, 2013, inkjet print, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Donald Standford Rosenfeld, Jr., 2017.41.12, © 2013, David Levinthal

Exhibition Label
Levinthal's photograph restages an iconic moment captured by Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal toward the end of World War II. The original Pulitzer Prize--winning image shows six American Marines from behind raising a flag on Mount Suribachi after taking control of the
Japanese territory during the battle of Iwo Jima. In Levinthal's version, six toy soldiers face the viewer and raise a tattered American flag. By reversing the vantage point, Levinthal reminds us that history is constantly changing as new perspectives inform what we think we know about the past.
Title
Iwo Jima from the series History
Artist
Date
2013
Location
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 – military – soldier
  • Dress – uniform – military uniform
  • Figure group – male
  • Object – other – flag
Object Number
2017.41.12
Palette
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