Peggy, the wayward Guggenheim /

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Author / Creator:Weld, Jacqueline Bograd
Edition:1st ed.
Imprint:New York : Dutton, c1986.
Description:xvii, 493 p., [32] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 25 cm.
Subject:Guggenheim, Peggy, -- 1898-1979
Guggenheim, Peggy, -- 1898-1979.
Art patrons -- United States -- Biography.
Art patrons.
United States.
Format: Print Book
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ISBN:0525243801 : $24.95
Notes:Includes index.
Bibliography: p. [449]-478.
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Peggy Guggenheim played a key role in the world of 20th-century art. She was a patron blessed with a keen eye, plenty of money and nerve, and more than a flair for the dramatic. Her artists constitute a Who's Who of Modernity: Duchamp, Arp, Breton, Ernst, Pollock. In this comprehensive and enjoyable book, Weld offers a unique social history of the art of our times. Carefully researched, adequately illustrated, Peggy is most welcome relief for readers who have been led to believe modern art is just movements and bone-dry facts. It is the personal side of art that shines forth on these pages. All libraries.-A.C. Birnholz, SUNY at Buffalo

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