Peggy Guggenheim Collection by Paolo Barozzi

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Peggy Guggenheim Collection by Paolo Barozzi

8vo. pp. 80. illustrated. hardcover boards. dw. (back cover bit scuffed). [New York]: Assouline, [2005].


ISBN-10: 2843236592 / ISBN-13: 9782843236594


Peggy Guggenheim is the true story of a twenty year friendship between the author (a Venetian nobleman) and the famous art collector Peggy Guggenheim. Paolo Barozzi recounts the great lady's life, and the reader learns not only about the completion of her invaluable collection, but is also told of her relationships with the greatest artists of the time: Tennessee Williams, Truman Capote, Marcel Duchamp, Andy Warhol, and Robert Rauschenberg. Recreating the enchanting atmosphere of the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni on the Grand Canal, Peggy Guggenheim is an homage to the extraordinary woman who became an incarnation of Venice; the symbol of a civilization that is disappearing.