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.
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