Bouncing between Europe and the United States as often as she would between lovers, Peggy Guggenheim’s life was as swirling as the design of her uncle’s museum, and reads more like fiction than any reality imaginable.
Peggy Guggenheim – Art Addict offers a rare look into Guggenheim’s world: blending the abstract, the colourful, the surreal and the salacious, to portray a life that was as complex and unpredictable as the artwork Peggy revered and the artists she pushed forward.
Lisa Immordino Vreeland, whose acclaimed debut feature documentary followed the life of Harper's Bazaar fashion editor Diana Vreeland, turns her lens towards Peggy Guggenheim — a fascinating woman who defined and assembled the premier collection of 20th century modern art. Immordino Vreeland examines how her personal friendships with major masters from every discipline, including Duchamp, Cocteau, Beckett and Rothko, was inseparably interwoven into her duty towards contemporary art.
“One of the most fascinating art-world characters who wasn't an artist herself gets her due in Peggy Guggenheim — Art Addict, a doc by Lisa Immordino Vreeland so stuffed with connections and allusions to fabled eras it's hard to imagine any modern art lover being bored. Sharply put together and consistently entertaining, it's a natural companion in many ways to Vreeland's debut, 2011's Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel.” — The Hollywood Reporter.
Peggy Guggenheim – Art Addict opens on November 23rd at Cinema du Parc in its original English version.