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Artist:
David Levinthal, born San Francisco, CA 1949  Search this
Medium:
inkjet print
Dimensions:
17 × 22 in. (43.2 × 55.9 cm)
Type:
Photography
Date:
2014
Exhibition Label:
Last Stand Hill reimagines the infamous event also known as the Battle of the Little Bighorn, or Custer's Last Stand. The conflict unfolded in south-central Montana from June 25 to 26, 1876, between the Seventh Regiment of the U.S. Calvary and warriors of the Lakota, Cheyenne, and Arapaho tribes. Despite their defeat, Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer and his regiment quickly became heroic legends. Levinthal has referenced this decisive battle many times and many different ways over the years. This repetition gestures to the event's cultural prominence and its multiple interpretations.
Topic:
Figure group\male  Search this
Ethnic\Indian  Search this
Occupation\military\soldier  Search this
Dress\uniform\military uniform  Search this
State of being\death  Search this
Landscape\Montana  Search this
State of being\illness\wound  Search this
Object\other\flag  Search this
Object\weapon\gun  Search this
Equestrian  Search this
Architecture Exterior\military\battlefield  Search this
History\United States\Battle of the Little Bighorn  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Donald Standford Rosenfeld, Jr.
Copyright:
© 2014, David Levinthal
Object number:
2017.41.27
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7d7f1cfaf-cf28-400e-b14f-9139a18e7a56
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_2017.41.27