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Mistress of modernism : the life of Peggy Guggenheim

Author: Mary V Dearborn
Publisher: Boston ; New York : Houghton Mifflin, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Peggy Guggenheim emerges in Mistress of Modernism as the ultimate self-invented woman, a cultural mover and shaker who broke away from her poor-little-rich-girl origins to shape a life for herself as the enfant terrible of the art world. Peggy's visionary Art of This Century gallery in New York, which brought together the European surrealist artists with the American abstract expressionists, was an epoch-making  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Biographie (Descripteur de forme)
Named Person: Peggy Guggenheim; Peggy Guggenheim; Peggy Guggenheim; Peggy Guggenheim; Peggy Guggenheim
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mary V Dearborn
ISBN: 0618128069 9780618128068
OCLC Number: 54972790
Description: xv, 382 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Fortunes and Family --
Changes, Taking Leave --
The King of Bohemia --
The Heiress and the Anarchist --
Mr. and Mrs. Bonzo --
Endings and Beginnings --
An Idea --
A New Life --
Out of the Gate --
The Beginnings of War: The Best-Laid Plans --
On the Run --
The States --
"When Art Wore a Rose": Highs and Lows --
Two Stories: Pollock and Pegeen --
Making a Mark --
Becoming a Legend --
A Last Stand --
What Remains --
Last Days --
"Art of This Century Inventory."
Responsibility: Mary V. Dearborn.
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"Peggy Guggenheim emerges in Mistress of Modernism as the ultimate self-invented woman, a cultural mover and shaker who broke away from her poor-little-rich-girl origins to shape a life for herself as the enfant terrible of the art world. Peggy's visionary Art of This Century gallery in New York, which brought together the European surrealist artists with the American abstract expressionists, was an epoch-making "happening" at the center of its time." "Dearborn's access to the Guggenheim family, friends, and papers contributes rich insight into Peggy's traumatic childhood in German-Jewish "Our Crowd" New York, her self-education in the ways of art and artists, her caustic battles with other art-collecting Guggenheims, and her legendary sexual appetites: her lovers included Max Ernst, Samuel Beckett, and Marcel Duchamp, to name a mere few. Here too is a portrait of Peggy's last years as l'ultima dogaressa - the last duchess - in her palazzo in Venice, where her collection still draws thousands of visitors every year."--Jacket.

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