Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Year's Eve with Peter Arno

Over the years, cartoonist Peter Arno had quite a run with his New Yorker magazine covers welcoming in the New Year with humor. The 1940 cover was published in January and is probably not, strictly speaking, a New Year's cover, although I like to think it is.
Peter Arno, The New Yorker, December 28, 1929
Image added January 1, 2014

Peter Arno, The New Yorker, January 6, 1940
Peter Arno, The New Yorker, January 1, 1944

Peter Arno, The New Yorker, December 29, 1951

January 1, 2014 Update:  The original artwork for the 1951 monk cover is in the collection of Harry's Bar, located in the Mayfair district of London. It can be seen at the lower left of the photograph.

Note:  My previous seasonal post on Peter Arno can be found here.


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