Peggy Guggenheim Art Addict 2015
Peggy Guggenheim (1898-1979) led one of the great uncategorizable 20th-century lives. Poor little rich girl? Sexual libertine? Scandalous memoirist? Parisian emigre? Venetian doyenne? Influential art collector? Even more influential gallery owner? All of the above.
If that weren't enough, her second husband was the painter Max Ernst, and her lovers included Samuel Beckett, Paul Bowles, Constantin Brancusi, and, if only for one night, Jackson Pollock.

Lisa Vreeland's documentary about Peggy Guggenheim not only presents her in (mostly) her own words, but shows that she was an incredibly prescient personality whose life mirrored the same untamable and tortured artists whose work she later fervently championed.

Fashioned from black and white photos and firsthand accounts of her life and work, the real impetus for Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict is the ability to hear Peggy from a series of recordings — taken for a magazine interview conducted shortly before her death in 1979 and originally thought to be lost — in which she drolly muses about her sordid love affairs, personal sadness and love for the modern art she amassed. All of this is weaved together to create a documentary that informs and entertains.

DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 01:35:23 | 7.44 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: none
Genre: Documentary, Biography, History

Extras:
-- Extended interviews
-- Director's Q&A
-- Trailer

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