Peggy Guggenheim. L’ultima Dogaressa

Peggy Guggenheim at Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, Venice, Early Sixties | Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, Cassa di Risparmio di Venezia Gift, 2005 | Photo: Cameraphoto Epoch Archive

Like many before and after her, Peggy Guggenheim loved Venice, of a deep and all-encompassing love that led the American collector to settle in the lagoon city in 1948 to spend thirty years of her life that sanctioned the succession of authentic milestones in the history of the 20th century art. In particular, the exhibition focuses on the post-1948 collection of the patron, following his departure from New York and the closure of the Art-This-Century gallery-museum (1942-47) and the transfer to Venice, presenting a selection of about 60 works, including paintings, sculptures and works on paper, of well-known and lesser-known artists from the collection and offering a rare opportunity to review and re-contextualize famous masterpieces such as René Magritte's Empire of Light and Francis Bacon's Study for Chimpanzees, along with rarely exhibited works, such as Autumn in Courgeron by René Brô, Serendipity 2 by Gwyther Irwin, Over the white by Kenzo Okada or the extremely delicate Box in a suitcase (Boîte-en-Valise) created by Marcel Duchamp in 1941.

  1. Keywords: venice, collezione peggy guggenheim, modern art,, peggy guggenheim, nozio business, exhibitions 2019-2020

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