Art: Happily Ever After

Death has no sting for 73-year-old Sculptor Carl Milles.

To prove it, he has been working nine years on the most ambitious project of his life. By last week, 14 of the 36 life-size nudes, posturing and prancing on their plaster pedestals, were ready to be crated up for the foundry to be cast into bronze. A rich private cemetery in Falls Church, Va. had ordered the figures for a fountain, and Carl Milles had decided to model them on friends he had known long ago. The friends were all dead, but not to Milles. He had shown them in some pleasant...

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