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Confessions of an Art Addict Free download ´ 0 å A patron of art since the 1930s Peggy Guggenheim in a candid self portrait provides an insider's view of the early days of modern art with revealing accounts of her eccentric wealthy family her personal and professional relationships and often surprising portrayals of the artists themseVealing accounts of her eccentric wealthy family her personal and professional relationships and often surprising portrayals of the artists t. Peggy Guggenheim is no doubt a fascinating person who lived an amazingly interesting life I loved hearing about her relationships with famous artists and all the drama in her life there is an extreme abundance of drama It started to get a bit gossipy to me and I rolled my eyes uite a bit at the immature and bad behavior which is a lot I'm glad I read it It could use some editing

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Hemselves Here is a book that captures a valuable chapter in the history of modern art as well as the spirit of one of its greatest advocates. Some context first at the 2015 TriBeCa Film Festival I halfheartedly went to see a documentary called Art Addict about Peggy Guggenheim The reason I was lukewarm about going was that all I knew about the Guggenheims were that they were rich and white and had a hyped up museum where people who annoy me go Instagramming themselves at benefits I ended up being totally schooled about a woman who like flapper dresses and the Jazz Age itself receded from the memory of the general public to the effect that not a fraction of what she should be credited with doing and creating is properly acknowledged A member of a branch dangling precariously off of a rather insane family tree she went as a little girl from great inherited heights to losing her father who had lost his fortune in the sinking of the Titanic Emerging from this beginning she went on to become a mother and a Bohemian socialite but then in her early middle life went on to find curate popularize dignify define and preserve the canon of modern art as the world knows it The documentary is emphasized by tape recordings of the last interview she ever gave in life At one point the interviewer asks her if she isn't jealous of people's youths as she grows older Scarcely missing a beat she replied that she's certainly jealous that they'll continue to live I burst into tears and stayed there crying in the back of the theater as the credits rolled Pretty much obsessed I went and located Confessions of an Art Addict Peggy Guggenheim But as slim as the volume was I found myself being disappointed that the book just wouldn't take In June 2018 I found myself in the unlikely situation of going to Venice the city where she ultimately made her home and the destination of her collection for all perpetuity for a childhood friend's wedding I brought my mother an artist herself as my companion and there was no uestion on our minds that a priority was to visit the Guggenheim collection But between being bewitched by every random crevice of that city beguiled by its wild ferry system and anchored to the romantic and joyous events of the wedding we barely made to the little museum on a little island on the way we were to leave We even had all of our luggage with us and checked it in at the building It would be going too far to say that I was disappointed by the museum but I had built it up so much in my head only to be most interested in pictures of Peggy Guggenheim herself which were put up in small frames in inferior locations like a stuffy hallway by the restrooms There in the gift hall I found this book I'm very careful about the condition of my books and this paperback had that glossy heavy look that made me debate whether or not I couldn't just order it from somewhere once back in the United States Besides shouldn't I finish her smaller biography After some hemming and hawing I bought it and then took nearly a year to start it taking care at all times not to dogear the cover or crack the spine while running all around the tunnels and throngs of New York City reading itAnd what can I say this book really did it for me I think it makes sense because t

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Confessions of an Art AddictA patron of art since the 1930s Peggy Guggenheim in a candid self portrait provides an insider's view of the early days of modern art with re. Being in the proximity of Modernism feels like a backstage pass to your favourite band's gig Which is kind of awesomeI was uite intrigued by Peggy's life and choice of men but I eventually arrived at the conclusion that one mustn't say too much about other people's memoirs and definitely mustn't judge based on their own value system So there you are if you're into Cubism Abstract Expressionism and Surrealism give it a try and don't be too harsh on her