Sixty-seven years ago this week Peggy Guggenheim opened her gallery Art of this Century and brought together the avant-garde stars of war-torn Europe (Brancusi, Picasso, Kandinsky, Chagall, Mondrian, Duchamp, Picabia, Dali, Braque, Magritte, Dali) with the emerging artists of America (Pollock, Motherwell, de Kooning, Rothko). With the her gallery's launch she changed the course of Western art forever. Peggy loved fame, art, sex, penny pinching, and dogs. Today's post is dedicated to Peggy and her beloved Lhasa Apsos.
Anton Gill biographies. Read good review of one here.