DAVID LEVINTHAL, Willie Mays, 2007; from Baseball; 14 x 11 in., archival pigment print. Edition of 20.
For more than three decades, David Levinthal has examined American popular culture and social mores as reflected through toys and miniatures. Levinthal’s Baseball is remarkable for its straightforward celebration of America’s most beloved sport. With both antique and recently manufactured figurines, the artist has recreated some of the legendary moments in baseball’s storied history—for example, Don Larsen’s prefect game in 1956 and Carlton Fisk waving fair his 12th-innning home run in the sixth game of the 1975 World Series. His other well-know series include Barbie, Space, XXX, The Wild West and Hitler Moves East.
David Levinthal’s work is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and others. He is represented by Paul Morris Gallery, New York; Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta; and Modernism Gallery, San Francisco.