Peggy Guggenheim: The Shock of the Modern by Francine Prose Paperback Book

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Rent Peggy Guggenheim: The Shock of the Modern

Author: Francine Prose

Format: Unabridged-CD, Paperback

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Published: Apr 2016

Genre: Biography & Autobiography - Rich & Famous

Retail Price: $29.95

Discs: 5

Synopsis

A spirited portrait of the colorful, irrepressible, and iconoclastic American collector who fearlessly advanced the cause of modern art.

One of twentieth-century America's most influential patrons of the arts, Peggy Guggenheim (1898-1979) brought to wide public attention the work of such modern masters as Jackson Pollock and Man Ray. Her midtown gallery was the acknowledged center of the postwar New York art scene, and her museum on the Grand Canal in Venice remains one of the world's great collections of modern art. Acclaimed bestselling author Francine Prose offers a singular reading of Guggenheim's life that will enthrall enthusiasts of twentieth-century art, delivering a colorful portrait of a defiantly uncompromising woman who maintained a powerful upper hand in a male-dominated world.

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