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Guggenheim, Peggy. Foreword By Gore Vidal. Introduction By Alfred H. Barr, Jr. Listings

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1 Guggenheim, Peggy. Foreword by Gore Vidal. Introduction by Alfred H. Barr, Jr. OUT OF THIS CENTURY: CONFESSIONS OF AN ART ADDICT.
Universe, New York, 1979, first edition. 
396 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0876633378 B&w and color plates. "....Peggy Guggenheim's own story of her flamboyant life and loves - a life of wild, brawling parties and stormy relationships with Laurence Vail, Max Ernst, Jackson Pollock, Samuel Beckett and other famous writers and artists. It is also the story of an important period in art history, and of Mrs. Guggenheim's undeniable influence on its course. Here is an inside look at the bourgeois and eccen tric Guggenheim family, from a mother who skimped on tips to an uncle who gave fur coats to any woman who asked. Here too is a unique perspective on pre-war Europe, when Peggy, armed with a 'shopping list' provided by Marcel Duchamp, was a b l e t o b u y valuable works at the rate of one a day. We are taken behind the scenes at Art of This Century, Peggy's renowned New York gallery, where she actively promoted the Abstract Expressionists: Pollock, Motherwell, Hans Hofmann, Rothko. Fi na l ly , t hi s honorary citizen of Venice describes her later years in that 'enchanted city', and her continuing involvement with the avant-garde in, for example, a trip to Japan with John Cage and Yoko Ono...." Very light browning on free fr o nt end pa per , mi nor w rinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has very light edge wrinkling. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD


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