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Modern Romance
Text by Eugenia Parry. Photographs by David Levinthal.
St. Ann's Press, Los Angeles, 2000. 200 pp., 100 color illustrations, 8½x10¾".

Levinthal is well known for his staged photographs of toy figurines amidst constructed playsets. Modern Romance, produced during the mid-80s, was the body of work which defined him as an artist. Using just a Polaroid SX-70 camera, he created a world reminiscent of the American 30s and 40s in which characters move and interact in dim hotel lobbies and restaurants. Romance gathers together 100 images from that monumental series, and publishes a substantial amount for the first time.

About the Ltd Edition
Well known for his staged photographs of toy figurines amidst constructed playsets, Levinthal has built a career by examining historical and social issues through these tiny tableaux images. The body of work that truly defined him as an artist, was produced during the mid-80s. Using just a Polaroid SX-70 camera he created a world reminiscent of the American 30s and 40s in which characters move and interact--in dim hotel lobbies and restaurants--ever-searching for love and companionship. Modern Romance gathers together 100 hundred images from that monumental series, and publishes a substantial amount for the first time. A superb monograph on an important artist. The Vintage Edition comes one 8x10 Cibachrome print pictured to your left as well as another print of your choice.

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