Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict

Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict

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Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict

Documentary on American art collector and bohemian socialite Peggy Guggenheim, who assembled one of the premiere collections of 20th Century art. Director Lisa Immordino Vreeland (Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel) uses interviews and archival footage, including recently rediscovered conversations between Guggenheim and her biographer, to tell her story, salacious sexual details included.

The subject of a debate still contested today, nearly 40 years after her death, that would almost certainly never have been levelled at a man, some question whether Guggenheim was herself a connoisseur, or whether her tastes were shaped by the (many) talented men that shared her social circle and boudoir. 

"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 colorful, 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." (Tribeca Film Festival)

2015Rating: M, Sexual references96 minsUSA, Italy, UK
DocumentaryFestival & Independent
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Guggenheim is such a fascinating figure that few will snipe at a character analysis that rarely gets below the surface. “Art Addict” is ideal PBS-type fare.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Ms. Vreeland has paced her documentary well, a chapter to each era, with hundreds of beautiful images spanning decades of artists, galleries, parties, scenes.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

press

This is an extraordinary story: I was on the edge of my seat.

4.0
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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Her wit comes through, often entwined with a biting sadness.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

A hoot from start to finish.

4.0
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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Very entertaining art doc is a name-dropper's Nirvana.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

"Black sheep" of the American dynasty, Guggenheim was vital to 20th century art and, aided by Vreeland's lively montages and la-de-dah experts, she is astonishingly forthcoming.

4.0
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Variety

Variety

press

Guggenheim is such a fascinating figure that few will snipe at a character analysis that rarely gets below the surface. “Art Addict” is ideal PBS-type fare.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Ms. Vreeland has paced her documentary well, a chapter to each era, with hundreds of beautiful images spanning decades of artists, galleries, parties, scenes.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

This is an extraordinary story: I was on the edge of my seat.

4.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Her wit comes through, often entwined with a biting sadness.

0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

A hoot from start to finish.

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Very entertaining art doc is a name-dropper's Nirvana.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

"Black sheep" of the American dynasty, Guggenheim was vital to 20th century art and, aided by Vreeland's lively montages and la-de-dah experts, she is astonishingly forthcoming.

4.0
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