War, Myth, Desire; George Eastman Museum, June 1, 2018 - January 1, 2019
Since the mid-1970's David Levinthal has been exploring the relationship between photographic imagery and the events, characters, myths and fantasies that shape American culture. In 1978, the George Eastman Museum (Rochester, NY) was the first museum to exhibit photographs from his first major series, Hitler Moves East, which effectively launched his career. Levinthal's work has been a touchstone for conversation about theories of representation in photography and contemporary art ever since.
War, Myth, Desire is the first museum retrospective of his work in more than twenty years. The exhibition will include photographs from some of his major series, such as Wild West (1986-89), Barbie (1995-98), Baseball (1998-2004) and History (2010-15) - as well as works that have rarely or never been exhibited previously.
See the available Wild West and Baseball photographs here.