United States 2015, 96 min, English, Hebrew subtitles
Peggy Guggenheim was more than just an art collector. A black sheep in a family of eccentric billionaires, she managed to emerge as a major influence in the international art scene. She was young, inexperienced, and neurotic. She lacked a formal education and was constantly subjected to criticism and ridicule. Still, Guggenheim stubbornly refused to let go of the two great loves of her life: sex and surrealism. Her collection of lovers – Samuel Beckett, Jackson Pollock, and Max Ernst, among others – was no less spectacular than her collection of paintings, the best of which she acquired in Europe and smuggled to America right under the Nazis’ noses. The film skips between the bohemian art salons of New York, Paris, London, and Venice with the same passion, sadness, and emotional turmoil that marked Peggy Guggenheim’s life.
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