Sidedoor: Memory, Myth & Miniatures

Artist David Levinthal toys with history by creating a dream of America populated by sloe-eyed Barbies, bow-legged cowboys and fast cars with big fins. Listen to his vision on Sidedoor.

Graphic for Sidedoor 4.6 Myth and Memory

David Levinthal is a New York-based artist whose photography depicts “the America that never was but always will be.” He uses toys to recreate iconic moments in American history and pop culture,  encouraging his audience to question America’s collective memory. Sidedoor visits Levinthal in his studio and an exhibition of his work at the Smithsonian American Art Museum titled “American Myth & Memory: David Levinthal Photographs” to explore the distinction between fact and fable.



Posted: 21 August 2019
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Jessica Sadeq has worked in the Central Office of Public Affairs since June 2007. She is the Marketing Manager for the Office of Communications and External Affairs.