Books: Artist's Victims

OFF WITH THEIR HEADS!—Peggy Bacon—McBride ($3). Though Peggy Bacon is little known to the U. S. at large, Manhattan intelligentsiacs have for years oh-ed and ahed in front of her malicious black-&-white portraits. Like all good caricaturists, her bite is worse than her bark. This collection of 39 caricatures of prominent U. S. figures shows Artist Bacon at her best, her victims at their worst. A literate craftswoman (she versifies with skill), Artist Bacon supplements her sketches with verbal notes, sometimes as acidly to the...

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