Art: Mr. Smith Shows His Medals

"To those who dread the woodcut terrors of the Dance of Death or other bizarre inflections, and for whom all complex sanity is madness, David Smith will seem bewildering. But for those anxious to participate in his visions, there will come a stern pleasure in unraveling his thousand devices. . . ."

Last week in Manhattan's Willard Gallery, visitors read these words of Author William Blake (ThePainter and the Lady) in a 10¢ catalogue, and gazed, not always sternly, at a thousand devices in 15 plaques on the walls. The plaques stemmed from the numismatic art of the coin and medal maker;...

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