Untitled from the series Wild West

Media - 2018.3.178 - SAAM-2018.3.178_1 - 134537
Copied David Levinthal, Untitled from the series Wild West, 1988, instant color print, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of an anonymous donor, 2018.3.178, © 1988, David Levinthal

Artwork Details

Title
Untitled from the series Wild West
Date
1988
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
20 × 24 in. (50.8 × 61.0 cm)
Copyright
© 1988, David Levinthal
Credit Line
Gift of an anonymous donor
Mediums Description
instant color print
Classifications
Keywords
  • Landscape — United States — western states
  • Architecture — detail — fence
Object Number
2018.3.178

Exhibitions

Media - 2017.32.10 - SAAM-2017.32.10_1 - 133751
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.