Art: Art Among the Dead

From Argentina came word last fortnight that fire had destroyed the world's most beautiful morgue. The morgue-keeper was inconsolable. So was the sculptor who had decorated it.

Alejandro Chiapasco was a mouse-poor Florentine expatriate a few years ago when he met the keeper of the Buenos Aires morgue, Dr. Juan B. Bafico. Chiapasco needed money, a chance to work; above all, he longed for a place where he could work at his sculpting. Dr. Bafico was a kindly man, one of the kindliest who ever kept a morgue. So Dr. Bafico managed to shell...

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