David Levinthal, born San Francisco, CA 1949 Search this
17 × 22 in. (43.2 × 55.9 cm)
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.