Art: Pictures to Last 1,000 Years

A woman has learned how to paint pictures that will last forever—or at least 1,000 years—but now she can't paint them any more. For ten years tall, dark-eyed, strikingly chic Chicago socialite Buell Mullen crusaded for an art new-fashioned to fit a chromium, copper and aluminum age and developed a method of painting on metal. Now she has only enough war metal on hand to see her through this year. A mural commissioned by International Business Machines has been shelved for the duration, because neither she nor the company cares to ask for...

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