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    Art Lover A Biography of Peggy Guggenheim

    ISBN-10: 006095681X
    ISBN-13: 9780060956813
    Author(s): Anton Gill
    Description: Peggy Guggenheim -- millionairess, legendary lover, sadomasochist, appalling parent, selective miser -- was one of the greatest and most notorious art patrons of the twentieth century. After her father, Benjamin Guggenheim, went down with the  More...
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    Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
    Binding: Paperback
    Pages: 528
    Size: 6.00" wide x 12.50" long x 1.75" tall
    Weight: 1.188
    Language: English

    Peggy Guggenheim -- millionairess, legendary lover, sadomasochist, appalling parent, selective miser -- was one of the greatest and most notorious art patrons of the twentieth century. After her father, Benjamin Guggenheim, went down with the Titanic, the young heiress came into a small fortune and left for Europe. She married the writer Laurence Vail and joined the American expatriate bohemian set. Though her many lovers included such lions of art and literature as Samuel Beckett, Max Ernst (whom she later married), Yves Tanguy, and Roland Penrose, real love always seemed to elude her. In the late 1930s, Peggy set up one of the first galleries of modern art in London, quickly acquiring a magnificent selection of works, buying great numbers of paintings from artists fleeing to America after the Nazi invasion of France. Escaping from Vichy, she moved back to New York, where she was a vital part of the new American abstract expressionist movement. Meticulously researched, filled with colorful incident, and boasting a distinguished cast, Anton Gill's biography reveals the inner drives of a remarkable woman and indefatigable patron of the arts.

    Family Tree
    Preface
    Introduction
    Youth
    Shipwreck
    Heiress
    Guggenheims and Seligmans
    Growing Up
    Harold and Lucile
    Departure
    Europe
    Paris
    Laurence, Motherhood, and "Bohemia"
    Pramousquier
    Love and Literature
    Hayford
    Love and Death
    An English Country Garden
    Turning Point
    "Guggenheim Jeune"
    Paris Again
    Intermezzo: Max and Another Departure--Marseilles and Lisbon
    Back in the U.S.A.
    Coming Home
    Art of This Century
    Memoir
    Venice
    Transition
    Palazzo
    Legacy
    "The Last Red Leaf Is Whirl'd Away..."
    Coda
    Source Notes
    Bibliography
    Acknowledgments
    Index

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