Los Angeles: St. Ann's Press, 2000. Limited edition. Hardcover. 15/25. Signed and numbered "David Levinthal 2000 V # 15" on half-title. Small Folio. 138pp. + portfolio. Original red velvet covered boards with color photo pasted to cover with blind-stamped lettering on spine, black endpapers. Red velvet chemise with original, signed photograph (15/25 / 10 x 7"), both housed in red velvet slipcase. Missing second photograph. Black endpapers.
Known for his iconic photographs using miniature figures and toys this volume echoes Edward Hopper paintings and urban life in for Levinthal typical "dreamlike" settings. "Ever the strategist, David Levinthal risks seeming idiotic, throwing off those who seek to understand him. He likes declaring, with innocent aplomb, how much "fun" it is to make art with toys. Some apologists play along, naively taking him at his word. Others seek to give his method the currently acceptable artistic cachet by grouping it with that of practitioners of goofy, postmodernist theatrics..." (Eugenia Parry). Near fine condition. Item #52236