The Peggy Guggenheim Museum in Venice- photos by Emerson

Peggy Guggenheim was an interesting, eccentric lady. It was rumored that she had over a thousand lovers in her life (both men and women.) She didn’t seem to care what people thought of her social escapades or the art she chose to collect. It was known that she loved art and sex in equal measure, and was also turned on by fame. She wrote about sleeping with many artists that helped influence her art purchases, but she mainly chose things that she loved.
Peggy was the original poor little rich girl, born in 1898 to extremely wealthy parents in New York City. She inherited a lot of money after her father Benjamin died when the Titanic sunk in 1912.
She could have chosen a cushy life of a socialite but Peggy Guggenheim was so much more than that: “she was an art collector who believed that some works are worth keeping safe in the collective cultural memory, protecting them against obscurity, as if it were a noble cause.”
Emerson took the following photos of art that she liked.

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The white flowers with black background is an Andy Warhol. It said that it exemplified his constant conflict with life and death.

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