Tall Grass from the series History

  • David Levinthal, Tall Grass from the series History, 2011, inkjet print, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Donald Standford Rosenfeld, Jr., 2017.41.11, © 2011, David Levinthal

Exhibition Label
An infantry soldier crouches in the grass as the helicopter that delivered him retreats skyward. With this photograph, Levinthal creates a nonspecific yet familiar scene from the Vietnam War. At the time of the conflict, print and television media brought images like this into American living rooms and the collective consciousness of the nation.
Title
Tall Grass from the series History
Artist
Date
2011
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
  • Landscape – time – night
  • Occupation – military – soldier
  • Figure male – bust
  • State of being – evil – war
  • Object – weapon – gun
Object Number
2017.41.11
Palette
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