Peggy Guggenheim was born into affluence and a lavish lifestyle. Bored with her seemingly "pedestrian" life in New York, she headed for Europe in 1921, where she would sow the seeds for a future as one of modern art's most important and influential figures. In the midst of Europe's avant-garde circles. she reveled in her love affairs with prominent artists and also became a serious collector. Her Guggenheim Jeune gallery in London brought figures such as Brancusi, Cocteau, Kandinsky and Arp to the forefront of the art scene. Later, her New York gallery would launch the careers of Jackson Pollock and Robert Motherwell, among others. Peggy Guggenheim gives us an insider's glimpse into the modern art world with intimate, often surprising portrayals of many of its most significant players.
November 01, 1997
5.56 X 0.54 X 8.5 inches | 0.57 pounds
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About the Author
Gore Vidal is the author of many bestselling novels including Julian, Burr, Myra Breckinridge, and Lincoln. He lives in Italy.