Untitled from the series Barbie

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Copied David Levinthal, Untitled from the series Barbie, 1998, Polaroid Polacolor ER Land Film, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of an anonymous donor, 2017.32.24, © 1998, David Levinthal

Artwork Details

Title
Untitled from the series Barbie
Date
1998
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
24 × 20 in. (61.0 × 50.8 cm)
Copyright
© 1998, David Levinthal
Credit Line
Gift of an anonymous donor
Mediums Description
Polaroid Polacolor ER Land Film
Classifications
Keywords
  • Object — toy — doll
Object Number
2017.32.24

Exhibitions

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American Myth & Memory: David Levinthal Photographs 
June 7, 2019October 14, 2019
Populated with toy cowboys and cavalry, Barbie dolls and baseball players, David Levinthal’s photographs reference iconic images and events that shaped postwar American society. Despite their playful veneer, Levinthal’s images provide a lens through which to examine the myths and stereotypes lurking within our most beloved pastimes and enduring heroes. In doing so, Levinthal encourages us to consider the stories we tell about ourselves—what it means to be strong, beautiful, masculine, feminine, and ultimately, American.