Collector of both art and men, Peggy Guggenheim (1898–1979) came to embody the iconoclastic spirit of Europe’s bohemian age. Born into a wealthy New York mercantile family, she assembled one of the great private collections of contemporary European and American art. Her circle of friends - and lovers - included Dali, Duchamp, Cocteau, Man Ray, Calder, Kandinsky, Magritte, Jackson Pollock – a veritable who’s who of mid 20th Century art. Making good use of recently rediscovered tape interviews with Ms. Guggenheim, director Lisa Immordino Vreeland brings to life an era when artists were breaking new ground on both sides of the Atlantic.
Photos: Roloff Beny / Courtesy of National Archives of Canada, Courtesy of the Peggy Gugggenheim Collection Archives, Venice