Peggy Guggenheim, Vincent Meessen, and the Ritual of Collaboration at the Venice Biennale
Peggy Guggenheim: The Black Sheep
Peggy Guggenheim stands as one of art history’s most powerful, flamboyant archetypes for patronage. She launched the careers of Peggy Guggenheim Collection is housed today. Her name has become synonymous with sustained and impassioned support of artists throughout their careers, elaborate sunglasses, and coteries of shih tzus. Here, filmmaker Lisa Immordino Vreeland, who recently released the documentary Peggy Guggenheim—Art Addict, discusses Guggenheim’s revolutionary approach to patronage. “What drove her was a passion for the artists. Today, it is so much about financial investment, and this was not at all what she was thinking about,” says Vreeland. “She really did it for the love of the art, and I think that is an important message that she wanted to give us.”
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