Press: Feelthy Pictures

PETER ARNO'S CIRCUS—Peter Arno— Liveright ($3).*

One of Peter Arno's (Curtis Arnoux Peters) earlier drawings shows an upright U. S. tourist being accosted in Paris by a smirking obscene-postcard-vendor; the caption is "Feelthy pictures?" No fly-by-night hawker of crude pornography, sexy Artist Arno accosts his public in broad daylight, through the pages of the New Yorker. Many an old-fashioned person would not understand Arno's allusions but would consider them "feelthy" if he did. One prominent English bookseller was so shocked by the English edition of...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!