Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict
If you are looking for something to do this weekend, I highly recommend the new documentary Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict. I had the pleasure of seeing the film earlier this year at the Tribeca Film Festival and it was the sole reason I decided to add Venice to my Italy trip itinerary this fall.
This documentary is the second by Lisa Immordino Vreeland who gained acclaim for her debut feature documentary on legendary fashion editor Diana Vreeland, the grandmother of her husband, Alexander Vreeland. At the film festival screening, Immordino Vreeland said she was inspired by strong women which is why she decided to turn her lens towards Peggy Guggenheim, “a fascinating woman who defined and assembled the premier collection of 20th century modern art.”
Art Addict is a fascinating and voyeuristic look at Peggy Guggenheim’s life and loves as she set up art galleries around the world before settling in Venice, Italy. It features videos of interviews with Peggy in the 1970’s which allows her to narrate her own story. The most important take away was how much she championed and supported the artists of her day and even saved many during the war. I loved it so much that I will definitely be seeing again soon.