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{Download Kindle} ¶ Peggy Guggenheim: The Life Of An Art Addict ⚢ Peggy Guggenheim millionairess, legendary lover, sadomasochist, appalling parent, selective miser was one of the greatest and most notorious art patrons of the twentieth centuryAfter 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 herIn the late s, 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 movementMeticulously 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 Her story is amazing but sad The book may be a bit tedious if you don t have some interest knowledge of modern art Particularly good if you have visited her collection or intend to There is a lot of material here covering art, parenting, love, sex, relationships, WWII and so much. What can I say Peggy Guggenheim is one of the most fascinating, driven, entertaining, annoying, dysfunctional, delightful, frustrating, self centered, philanthropic women I have ever encountered in a biography Her friends, acquaintances, lovers and enemies find heaps of reasons to love her and hate her Gill covers a lot of ground in these 480 pages, drawing on Peggy s own memoir, other bios of her, countless other books and interviews to present Peggy s 80 year life I had the good fortune t What can I say Peggy Guggenheim is one of the most fascinating, driven, entertaining, annoying, dysfunctional, delightful, frustrating, self centered, philanthropic women I have ever encountered in a biography Her friends, acquaintances, lovers and enemies find heaps of reasons to love her and hate her Gill covers a lot of ground in these 480 pages, drawing on Peggy s own memoir, other bios of her, countless other books and interviews to present Peggy s 80 year life I had the good fortune to visit the Peggy Guggenheim Museum in Venice a few months ago, and knew I had to delve deeper into the person who could have created such a lasting monument to some of the great European and American artists from 1910 1950 If I had any major criticism of the text, it s that the first 164 pages are devoted to Peggy s first 39 years, not a particularly noteworthy time of her life unless you are keen on failed marriages, who s cheating on who, and the challenges of being a poor little rich girl Not until Peggy purchases Jean Arp s polished brass Head and Shell in 1937 is she smitten with the Art Collector bug and begins amassing the modern art collection that will grow to 189 pieces, valued today at about 500 million, give or take a Pollock or de Chirico Peggy s fecund period, her raison d etre, was the decade 1937 1947, in which she assembled most of her collection and rubbed shoulders andwith the likes of Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Yves Tanguy, Alexander Calder, Arshile Gorky, Renee Magritte, Joan Miro, Andre Masson, Salvador Dali, Constantin Brancusi, Vasily Kandinsky, Marc Chagall, Georges Braque, Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock and manyThe heart of the book why Peggy is called Art Lover is this 10 year stretch Had this decade been covered indepth and the remainder of the book proportionately reduced, it would have been a far better read But Gill is to be commended for his wide ranging research and his 5 page bibliography whetted my appetite for Reading about Peggy s life and her artist friends was facinating, make sure to pick up a companion art book so you can look up the artwork as you read the book a tip from a friend Now I knowthan I ever wanted or needed about Peggy Guggenheim and yes What to say.I feel somewhat sorry for her How much can one person experience in a lifetime not neccessarily in the negative, just in general and still seem to be so unfulfilled But then again, this is just a biography and I obviously never knew the real person.All in all, only read this if you are reeeally interested in her or the art of the beginning of the 20th century I am interested in at least the latter and Now I knowthan I ever wanted or needed about Peggy Guggenheim and yes What to say.I feel somewhat sorry for her How much can one person experience in a lifetime not neccessarily in the negative, just in general and still seem to be so unfulfilled But then again, this is just a biography and I obviously never knew the real person.All in all, only read this if you are reeeally interested in her or the art of the beginning of the 20th century I am interested in at least the latter and was always slightly intrigued by the former.The first half was especially interesting, the last half was pretty tedious and it all took me way too long to read.It did make me go and look up Dorothea Tanning though, and I do really enjoy her art I wish art history would be rewritten faster currently, to includefemales