American art icon Peggy Guggenheim was an heiress to her family fortune, who became a central figure in the modern art movement. A colourful character who was not only ahead of her time but helped to define it, she moved through the cultural upheaval of the 20th century and collected not only art, but artists.
In the late 1970s, Guggenheim gave what was to become the last interview of her life for Jaqueline B. Weld’s authorised biography Peggy: The Wayward Guggenhein. The tapes were long thought to be lost.
Now the never heard before footage has been discovered and forms part of a fascinating feature documentary about the unbelievable life of one of the most vibrant figures in modern art.
Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict comes to DVD on 22 February 2016 and we have 5 copies to give away courtesy of Dogwoof.
Directed by Lisa Immordino Vreeland, this entertaining film includes a mix of archive footage and interviews, including Marina Abramovic, Robert De Niro, Michael Govan, Donald Kuspit and Hans Ulrich Obrist, and features artists such as Samuel Beckett, Alexander Calder, Salvador Dalí, Max Ernst, Vasily Kandinsky, Joan Miró, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Yves Tanguy and many more.
This thoroughly engrossing and often moving documentary is a compendium of the greatest 20th century art, mixed with the wild and iconoclastic life of one of the most powerful women in the history of the art world.