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PEGGY- THE WAYWARD GUGGENHEIM

JACQUELINE BOGRAD WELD

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ISBN 10: 0525243801 / ISBN 13: 9780525243809
Published by Ny: E p Dutton, 1986, Ny, 1986
Condition: FAIR EX LIBRARY Hardcover
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Title: PEGGY- THE WAYWARD GUGGENHEIM

Publisher: Ny: E p Dutton, 1986, Ny

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Fair

Book Condition:FAIR EX LIBRARY

Dust Jacket Condition: Nice

Edition: First Edition

Book Type: Biography

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Re-creates the colorful and eccentric life of Peggy Guggenheim, a wealthy and promiscuous woman whose patronage of many of the twentieth century's most influential artists and writers was accompanied by a scandalous love life

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After years of playing dutiful wife or confidante to a string of men, Peggy Guggenheim found herself alone and bored with domestic life. She turned to collecting modern art, partly because it was a sure attention-getter, partly to vex her bourgeois mother and partly out of genuine interest. Besides introducing the European avant-garde to America, she helped discover American artists like Pollock, Rothko and Motherwell. This study, written with Guggenheim's cooperation until her death in 1979, is the first biogrpahy of a remarkable woman. Weld evenhandedly catalogues Guggenheim's lovers, husbands, scandals. She shows the flaws of a woman disliked by some for her abrasive tongue and bitchiness, but whose energy, conviction and farsightedness helped transform modern art. Weld tells many intriguing stories: how Guggenheim walked out on her first husband, leaving behind a note ("Life too hellish"); how she helped underwrite Emma Goldman's autobiography; her husband-to-be Max Ernst's close brush with the Nazis. This candid, engrossing biography is also a dynamic cultural history, for Guggenheim's life intersected with many creative personalitiesBeckett, Joyce, Arp, Cocteau, Duchamp, Ray, Breton, Picabia, Cage. Photos. February 17
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