A penetrating documentary portrait.
In her sophomore film, Lisa Immordino Vreeland (Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel) turns her lens on another grande dame of the art world with this vibrant profile of Peggy Guggenheim, the great expatriate art collector and socialite known for amassing the world’s foremost collections of modern art. As she moved through Europe and America during the cultural upheaval of the 20th century, Guggenheim battled personal tragedy and championed the work of many seminal artists. Mixing generous archival footage, interviews with some of the world’s finest art curators, and recently rediscovered audiotapes featuring a candid Guggenheim and her authorized biographer, Vreeland examines how her subject’s relationships with major masters—including Duchamp, Cocteau, Beckett, Pollock, and Rothko—were entwined with her passion for contemporary art. Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict is a glimpse into the world of a colorful character, who was not only ahead of her time but also helped to define it. A Submarine Deluxe release.