With several museums bearing her family’s name and an awe inspiring personal collection of art housed in her former home, the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni in Venice, Peggy Guggenheim remains a figure of towering importance in the history of modern art and the 20th century writ large. In Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict, Lisa Immordino Vreeland’s follow up to the seminal documentary Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel, Vreeland explores both the work and personal life of this truly extraordinary woman who, among other things, promoted the cause of women artists, fostered and patronised the avant garde and, along the way, had a sex life that reads like a who’s-who of cultural icons: Samuel Beckett and Jackson Pollock to name just two of her illustrious lovers.
Well, if you missed the doc the first time around, fear not, because it’s now available to download on iTunes. So get watching and, in the mean time, check out these clips below for an insight into Guggenheim’s radical life.
Clips courtesy of Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict