[PDF/EPUB] Art Lover A Biography of Peggy Guggenheim By Anton Gill


  • Hardcover
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  • Art Lover A Biography of Peggy Guggenheim
  • Anton Gill
  • English
  • 12 July 2017
  • 9780002570787

10 thoughts on “Art Lover A Biography of Peggy Guggenheim

  1. says:

    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 acuaintances lovers and enemies find heaps of reasons to love her and hate her Gill covers a lot of ground in these 480

  2. says:

    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

  3. says:

    Now I know than I ever wanted or needed about Peggy Guggenheim and yes What to sayI 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

  4. says:

    I have no idea why but I am totally obsessed with Peggy Guggenheim I love when crazy people are brilliant and I can't get enough of her life in venice I read way too many Peggy biographies after we got back from venice and this is my favorite It relies heavily on Peggy's biography including what was added and deleted through the various publishings as well as other perspectives that freuently completely counter what she believes

  5. says:

    P Guggenheim had such a fascinating life that it s tempting to over rate this bookThe whole thing deserves to be rewritten to take out to and fros which are hard to follow irrelevant stuff and just basically to get the thing back into swing

  6. says:

    Peggy had been trying to get Somerset Maugham to call at her palazzo for years and eventually having refused many times Maugham accepted an invitation Peggy saw him coming up in a gondola whereupon she ran out onto the ter

  7. says:

    Loved but in an excruciating way this biography This book arose all my feminist instincts The poor woman’s fault was she wasn’t attractive enough but she was rich and therefore used and abused by all those men all her lovers And yet she di

  8. says:

    This was a good solid biographybut the book is long and especially dragged a bit in the last sections perhaps because her life slowed down as well The author doesn't pull any punches and shines a blazing spotlight on Guggenheim's flaws bad relationships and poor decision making and parenting On one hand this m

  9. says:

    Peggy Guggenheim's life does seem to be best summed up by paraphrasing the uote that money can't buy you happiness but you can be mise

  10. says:

    Her story is amazing but sad The book may be a bit tedious if you don't have some interestknowledge 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

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Art Lover A Biography of Peggy Guggenheim

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 Peggy Guggenheim s life does seem to be best summed up by paraphrasing the uote that money can t buy you happiness but you can be miserable in comfort Rich through no real effort of her own she lived a soulless and unhappy life People used her for her money and she used her money to use others To be honest with the interesting people surrounding her I expected her life to be interesting With cultural upheavals not to mention such epoch defining events as WW2 here was a setting for an engrossing tale I didn t find it to be She wasn t really that interested in them Indeed it ironically comes across to be a similar thing with her connection with the art She knew what she liked but unlike the road sweeper or office worker who might say that she had the wealth to buy collect and show the art which she liked That said if anyone is lucky enough to Venice her collection is worth visitingFor anyone interested I have written something on the power and prestige of art

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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

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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 1930s Peggy set up one of the first galleries of modern art in London uickly acuiring a magnificent selection of works buying great numbers of paintings from artists Peggy had been trying to get Somerset Maugham to call at her palazzo for years and eventually having refused many times Maugham accepted an invitation Peggy saw him coming up in a gondola whereupon she ran out onto the terrace unscrewed the phallus from Marino Marini s Angel and waved it in the air at Maugham crying I ve got you at last Maugham took one look and told the gondolier just to row on without stopping