Sculpture: Totems of a Titan

"My effort is to drive to the fullest extent those few talents that were given to me," the late David Smith once said. The brawny, Indiana-born metal worker was perhaps the most restless as well as the most gifted sculptor of an impatient nation and century. For 25 years, he labored to populate the fields of his "sculpture farm" near Bolton Landing in upper New York State with a dozen different species of welded totems, signposts, sentinels and ti tans. He was still pursuing at least five different styles when the pickup...

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