Helicopter from the series History

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Exhibition Label
Levinthal began creating photographic references to the Vietnam War in 2010, spurred by the availability of a higher quality and number of toy replicas related to the conflict. Helicopter references the opening sequence from Francis Ford Coppola's iconic 1979 film Apocalypse Now, in which Huey helicopters fly in front of a massive napalm explosion. With just a few visual elements, Levinthal conjures a vivid and instantly recognizable picture of the Vietnam War.
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
2017.41.8
Artist
David Levinthal, born San Francisco, CA 1949
Topic
Landscape\time\night
Architecture\vehicle\helicopter
Medium
inkjet print
Dimensions
61 × 79 in. (154.9 × 200.7 cm)
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Type
Photography