PEGGY GUGGENHEIM IN PHOTOGRAPHSFrom: 10-06-2016 To: 26-11-2016
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- LOCATION: Ikona Gallery
Peggy Guggenheim’s life and style celebrated in an exhibition at Ikona Gallery in Venice
Until 27 November 2016, in the 500th anniversary year of the Ghetto of Venice, the historic Ikona Gallery in the Campo del Ghetto Novo 2909, will host the exhibition Peggy Guggenheim in Photographs, curated by Živa Kraus and organized by Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Ikona Gallery.
It’s a great chance to reflect on life and history of Peggy – the greatest patron of 20th century western art – through a small but precious series of pictures: a selection of approximately 20 images, both from the archives of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and from private collections, will render homage to this great patroness, a key figure in 20th century western art.
Peggy was rarely the subject of painted portraits, but was frequently captured in photographs. Among the celebrated photographers who portrayed the American patron there are Berenice Abbott, Man Ray, Roloff Beny, Gianni Berengo Gardin, Gisèle Freund, Constantin Brâncuși and Marcel Duchamp, all friends whose art she was to promote.
Taken in a long period of time, these photos show us the change in taste, fashion and style – and about the eccentric art collector, her professional path developed through decades.