Monday, September 15, 2014

A Contemporary Renovation: The Peggy Guggenheim Café




 Peggy Guggenheim (1898 - 1979) was both a virtuoso art collector and champion for the betterment of 20th century art. Part of the Guggenheim dynasty (her uncle Solomon established The Guggenheim museum in New York City), Peggy Guggenheim was a New York native, whose dedication to and advancement of 20th century art was a vocation that lasted throughout her life.  She spent a number of years in Europe and it was here that her art career began in earnest. Fleeing Nazi occupation in 1941, she continued with her profession in New York, acquiring artworks for her collection and opening the museum/gallery, Art of This Century.