David Levinthal

  • David Levinthal
    Blackface Series, #11, 1995
    Polaroid
    76 x 55 cm

  • David Levinthal
    Netsuke Series, #145, 2003
    Polaroid SX-70
    7,5 x 7,5 cm

  • David Levinthal
    Netsuke Series, #84, 2003
    Polaroid SX-70
    7,5 x 7,5 cm

  • David Levinthal
    Netsuke Series #91, 2003
    Polaroid SX-70
    7,5 x 7,5 cm

  • David Levinthal
    Blackface Series, #35, 1995
    Polaroid
    76 x 55 cm

  • David Levinthal
    Netsuke Series, #15, 2002
    Polaroid SX-70
    7,5 x 7,5 cm

  • David Levinthal
    XXX Series, #16, 1999
    Polaroid
    60 x 50 cm

  • David Levinthal
    XXX Series, #51, 1999
    Polaroid
    60 x 50 cm

  • David Levinthal
    XXX Series, #61, 1999
    Polaroid
    60 x 50 cm

  • David Levinthal
    XXX Series, #65, 1999
    Polaroid
    60 x 50 cm

  • David Levinthal
    XXX Series, #99, 1999
    Polaroid
    60 x 50 cm

  • David Levinthal
    XXX Series, #103, 1999
    Polaroid
    60 x 50 cm

  • David Levinthal
    XXX Series, #127, 2000
    Polaroid
    60 x 50 cm

American photographer, David Levinthal is part of the baby-boom and anticommunist generation of the 1950s. Hovering between reality and parody, his photos are influenced by major american ideologies conveyed by mass media. His work esthetics are based on the pin-up image of the 1950s, Hollywood films, westerns, Edward Hopper painting, the image of the american society of the 1930s and the 1940s in turmoil, as well as the most outstanding moments of our history, like the Holocauste in the « Mein Kampf » series (1993-1994). In every step of his work, David Levinthal puts in question the power of the media image. Since the appearance of photography, the image appropriates reality, something that David Levinthal has very well understood and it is by using the glamoiur esthetics of the magazines and cinema that he denounces it.

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