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Penny says, "In her own way, PG—the granddaughter and great-granddaughter of German-speaking Jewish immigrants from Europe—lived in defiance of Hitler and his murderous assault on everything precious to Western Civilization. He lost. She won. And through her, countless cultural treasures have been preserved for future generations. May her memory be for blessing."

Peggy Guggenheim statement-shaped frames reflect her passion for the surrealist and abstract European art she collected.

Edmondo Bacci, Tancredi Parmeggiani and Peggy Guggenheim at Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, Venice

Edmondo Bacci, Tancredi Parmeggiani and Peggy Guggenheim at Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, Venice. I want to be reincarnated in Peggy Guggenheim's body.

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ringing NEW meaning to the ole "Egg & Spoon Race" (ahem! Still Life Photography – 30 Brilliant Shots

Penny says, "As the Nazis began their ‘rape of Europe’ in 1939, PG was perfectly positioned to achieve her destiny as the savior of Modern Art. By the time of her death in 1979, PG had amassed one of the world’s greatest collections of 20th Century paintings, sculptures, and other works of ‘fine art.’ Along with her purchases, she also provided direct financial support to those once-famous who had fallen on hard times and those who might never have become famous without her.

The Charming Supermodel and Artist on Hosting a Superhero Party and Peggy Guggenheim

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'Peggy e la casa', Berengo Gardin nelle stanze della Guggenheim - Milano - Repubblica.it

The priceless Peggy Guggenheim

Peggy Guggenheim one of the major collector of William Congdon at her Venice home in 1961

Penny says, "For the next twenty years, PG lived at the edge of Europe’s avant-garde. Name almost any famous person who passed through Paris in those years—artists and writers, intellectuals and gadflies—and it’s likely he or she supped at PG’s table."

Penny says, "For the next twenty years, PG lived at the edge of Europe’s avant-garde. Name almost any famous person who passed through Paris in those years—artists and writers, intellectuals and gadflies—and it’s likely he or she supped at PG’s table.

Peggy Guggenheim examining Max Ernst’s The Antipope in her Venice Gallery. Photo: Carlo Bavagnoli, 1965

“ Peggy Guggenheim examining Max Ernst’s The Antipope in her Venice Gallery Photo: Carlo Bavagnoli, 1965 (LIFE) ”

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Peggy Guggenheim at home in the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni - previously inhabited by another lady of style, the Marchesa Casati

How Peggy Guggenheim Became The Queen of Modern Art

Peggy Guggenheim at home in the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni - previously inhabited by another lady of style, the Marchesa Casati 1938 The art collector, Peggy Guggenheim - opens her Guggenheim-Jeune gallery in London to exhibit avant-garde art.