Art: Capers & Creatures

According to James Montgomery Flagg, "doing an autobiography is something like getting undressed in your bedroom window." In his caper-cutting autobiography, published last week, he appears in his bedroom window, and, in literary underwear striped with exclamation points, strikes many an exhibitionist pose.

"Though I am not conceited," writes Flagg, "I am a vain creature." Whatever he means by the distinction, he has some excuse for vanity. He sold his first drawing (to St. Nicholas magazine) when he was twelve, went on to earn as much as $75,000 a year from his illustrations and posters. His famed "I Want You" poster of...

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