Art: Monumental Zoo

Norway's Gustav Vigeland spent a lifetime on one of the vastest projects a sculptor ever attempted. It fills Oslo's Frogner Park (TIME, July 16, 1945), and promises to remain among the most controversial works of modern times. With perhaps five years to go before all of Vigeland's sculptured legacy can be cast, TIME Correspondent William Gray found Oslo citizens of two minds about it. His report:

When you mention Vigeland to somebody in Oslo, his face brightens quickly and he asks: "What do you think of him?" Nobody in Norway, as far as I can tell, knows exactly what to think. But...

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