Gunfight at the O.K. Corral from the series History

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Exhibition Label
The legendary shootout at the O.K. Corral took place on October 26, 1881, in Tombstone, Arizona. A group of lawmen, including the Earp brothers--Wyatt, Virgil, and Morgan--and Doc Holliday, faced off against an outlaw gang who called themselves the Cowboys. Even though the event lasted a mere thirty seconds and was a rare occurrence in the West, it continues to resonate in popular imagination, inspiring countless cinematic treatments and daily reenactments in Tombstone. Levinthal's own restaging calls attention to the mythic status of the historic gunfight, which came to epitomize the "wildness" of the Old West.
Credit Line
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Donald Standford Rosenfeld, Jr.
Restrictions & Rights
© 2014, David Levinthal
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Department
Graphic Arts
2014
Object number
2017.41.28
Artist
David Levinthal, born San Francisco, CA 1949
Topic
Figure group\male
Western
State of being\illness\wound
Occupation\service\policeman
State of being\evil\violence
Architecture Exterior\farm\stable
Object\weapon\gun
Occupation\crime\criminal
Landscape\Arizona\Tombstone
Medium
inkjet print
Dimensions
17 × 22 in. (43.2 × 55.9 cm)
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Type
Photography