Above: David Levinthal, works from the series Wild West, 2012.
23 November – 19 December, 2012
Baldwin Gallery is delighted to present our sixth show with David Levinthal: “The Last Trail”. This new series of photographs revisits the themes of Levinthal’s iconic “Wild West” images of the mid-nineties, but with richer color saturation, greater scale, and more expansive views. Additionally, there is a renewed emphasis on images of the Indians (of the proverbial ‘Cowboys and…’). Though still steeped in the nostalgic vision of the ‘let’s pretend’ children’s game of America’s baby boom youth, through the flagship image of the series, Last Stand — depicting that of General Custer — the viewer is alerted to the shifting sympathies and changing points of view that the last two decades have wrought upon a more culturally expansive view of American west.
Originally from San Francisco, David Levinthal lives and works in New York City. He holds degrees from the Stanford University, Yale University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His photographs are found in numerous prestigious collections including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Centre Pompidou in Paris; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museum of Modern Art in New York; the National Gallery of New Zealand in Wellington; and the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Images are available upon request. Please call 970.920.9797 for further information.