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Author Tacou-Rumney, Laurence.

Title Peggy Guggenheim : a collector's album / Laurence Tacou-Rumney ; [translated from the French by Ralph Runney]
Published Paris ; New York : Flammarion, [1996]


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 MELB  708.45 Tac/Pga  UNAVAILABLE C19
Description 175 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents Foreword -- Milestones -- An American saga -- A gilded cage -- Vie de boheme -- A comedy of manors --Guggenheim jeune -- A picture a day -- Life with Max Ernst -- Art of this century -- Venetian Renaissance --The last dogaressa
Summary In this stunning volume, a previously unpublished collection of photographs from her personal albums and family archives reveals a Peggy Guggenheim fascinated by the instantaneous, posing with natural sensuality for such celebrated photographers as Man Ray or Berenice Abbot, but also for her intimates, in private moments and on historic occasions, with her lovers, husbands, children, and friends. Beginning with her gilded childhood among the powerful Guggenheims of Manhattan, these photographs record Peggy's plunge into the Bohemian world of Jazz-Age Paris, an interlude with avant-garde writers in the English countryside, and her return to Montparnasse, in the company of James Joyce, but in the arms of Samuel Beckett. In the late 1930s, under the aegis of Marcel Duchamp and Herbert Read, she launched her first artistic undertaking by opening the gallery Guggenheim Jeune on London's Cork Street
But the Second World War sent her and her already celebrated collection into exile in New York along with the European surrealist artists, many of whom she had helped escape from war-torn Europe. There she married Max Ernst and staged her groundbreaking exhibitions of young, unknown American artists such as Jackson Pollock, Robert Motherwell, and Mark Rothko. When the armistice was declared, Peggy returned to Europe, settling in a Venetian palazzo on the Grand Canal, where she became known as "the last dogaressa." The ultimate provocation, the Palazzo Guggenheim became the Renaissance setting for her remarkable collection of twentieth-century art an obligatory stop-over for an international cultural elite
Notes Includes index
"Translated from the French by Ralph Rumney"--T.p. verso
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 174) and index
Subject Guggenheim, Peggy, 1898-1979 -- Art patronage.
Guggenheim, Peggy, 1898-1979.
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- United States -- Biography.
Art -- Private collections -- United States.
Art patrons -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
LC no. 97101987
ISBN 2080136100
Other Titles Peggy Guggenheim. English