Gillian Greenwood

Dead-Pan Passion

Out of This Century

By

André Deutsch 396pp illus £6.95 paper order from our bookshop

Peggy Guggenheim was absolutely stinking rich. Not quite as rich as she might have been if her father had not left the family business; not rich enough to collect Old Masters as Bernard Berenson wished she had done; but rich enough to indulge a whim for modern art which subsequently developed into a genuine passion and resulted in the magnificent collection she has left to us at the Palazzo Venier de Leoni in Venice.

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