Sunday, February 21, 2016

The Collector

We saw Peggy Guggenheim Art Addict last night on campus. Come to find out, Nancer and Kev came to see it as well. Peggy Guggenheim's dad died on the Titanic when she was 12.  As an adult,  she collected modern art like nobody's business.  People complained that the food and wine weren't so hot at Peggy's house, because she would only spend money on art. (Geez people, how about an attitude of gratitude?) Peggy was a patron to many artists, giving them monthly stipends, finding them housing.  She lived the maxim (created by me) to SUPPORT, NOT THWART. Most artists were grateful, but not Jackson Pollock.  His alcoholism and depression made him kind of a downer much of the time.  Peggy says she slept with over 1,000 men and that her life was all about "art and love."    Everyone should go see this movie if they want.  Even though I've had an odd and painful stomach ache for the past 19 hours, I enjoyed this film very much, so that's saying something. Husbandman also enjoyed it, so that's also saying a lot.

4 comments:

mm said...

Yeah, but what about the photo?

unabashed liberal said...

Jane and I have visited her home now a museum for her collection in Venice. If you ever go to Venice. be sure to visit it. The tour and the art itself give you an idea of her life which must have been extraordinary.

KC said...

This sounds amazing. I want to see and then review this film, as a professional film and art critic.

Indiana Rock on a California Roll said...

I <3 Peggy! I wish your man JP could get it together. We are all fans of his, but it's too bad when men can't be nice to women who are their friends.

That's my assessment.

-Roz