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Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict

Director Lisa Immordino Vreeland
Country USA, Italy, UK
Year 2015
Rating 14A (sexual content)
Running Time 96
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“The career of socialite, collector, patron and salonnière Peggy Guggenheim must be the most mind-bogglingly eventful in the history of 20th-century art. Lisa Vreeland’s documentary does full justice to it, interviewing art critics and historians and rattling through her star-studded life story...that alludes to her acquaintance with some of the biggest names in art. The wealthy daughter of Benjamin Guggenheim (who went down with the Titanic) and niece of Solomon Guggenheim (founder of the famous New York museum), Peggy became a passionate collector of art and artists; she founded galleries in London, New York and finally Venice where her museum still stands. And she had, as people used to say, a string of lovers, including Samuel Beckett and Max Ernst, but also a deeply unhappy family life. This is an extraordinary story: I was on the edge of my seat.” - Peter Bradley, The Guardian