Untitled

A work made of dye diffusion print, from the series "wild west," edition 4/5.

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  • A work made of dye diffusion print, from the series "wild west," edition 4/5.

Date:

1989

Artist:

David Levinthal
American, born 1949

About this artwork

In 1986 the Polaroid company invited David Levinthal to experiment with its 20 × 24–inch camera, a massive apparatus weighing more than 200 pounds. Because instant photographs are printed right in the camera, large pictures necessitate large equipment. Levinthal liked the saturated colors, lustrous surface, and large size of the resulting photograph, and it became his primary format for the next 20 years. Dark brown and yellow development stains along the edges of the print were formed by residues of developing chemicals and are typical of large instant photographs. The prints are exceptionally sensitive to light and creasing, requiring careful handling.

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Photography

Artist

David Levinthal

Title

Untitled

Date

1989

Medium

Dye diffusion print, from the series "Wild West," edition 4/5

Dimensions

20 × 24 inches

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

Reference Number

2017.479.11

Extended information about this artwork

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