Painting: Coney Island Daumier

One of the delightful discoveries of recent years in the world of caricature has been the deadly penmanship of David Levine, 42, whose witty, polemical line drawings have appeared in Esquire, New York magazine, the New York Review of Books, TIME and Newsweek. The irony is that Levine's fame rests on a hobby, "something I've always done for friends,"* rather than on his paintings and watercolors, which he has done professionally since 1951. Last week, to right the balance, Levine exhibited 48 of his watercolors along with 40 drawings in Manhattan's...

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