Art Lover A Biography of Peggy Guggenheim

ISBN-10: 006095681X
ISBN-13: 9780060956813
Edition: 2003
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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Copyright Year: 2003
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication Date: 5/13/2003
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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