Baseball 42, 2008 - David Levinthal
About the Work
About Baseball 42
Baseball 42 depicts a toy figurine of Joe DiMaggio, the iconic New York Yankee, as he swings for the fences. Although the scene is staged, it's hard not to imagine hearing the roar of the crowd in the background ...Read More
Baseball 42 depicts a toy figurine of Joe DiMaggio, the iconic New York Yankee, as he swings for the fences. Although the scene is staged, it's hard not to imagine hearing the roar of the crowd in the background as DiMaggio's bat catches contact with the ball, propelling it high into the grandstand. Using only a plastic doll and his camera, Levinthal is able to capture the hope, joy, and adrenaline rush of watching a great legend in action, allowing the viewer to linger on the mythology, nostalgia, and grandeur of the great American pastime.Read Less
About the Artist
About David Levinthal
"I first began to work with toys as the subject matter for my artwork in 1972 while I was a graduate student in photography at Yale. Initially I was interested in the toys merely as objects. As I continued working I began to try to re-create the feelings of childhood play by photographing toy soldiers on the floor of my bedroom and using simple painted wood blocks to represent buildings and cities. I quickly found that narrow focus that came from photographing objects less than an inch tall gave the toys more life and a sense of realism that was not inherent in them. Setting up the toy figures is just the beginning. The set itself is just the background. It is a scene. And it is within and from that scene that the images themselves are found."Read Less
DescriptionColor photograph made with archival pigments on fine art rag paper with matte finish.
AuthenticationIncludes a Certificate of Authenticity and an artist signed label on verso.
DimensionsThis print contains a border as dictated by the artist to allow for framing and the quoted dimensions are for the paper size and not the printed size of the image itself.
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