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Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict (2015)

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Critic Consensus: Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict honors its subject with an appropriately absorbing overview of her fascinating life and enduring legacy.

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Lisa Immordino Vreeland follows up her acclaimed debut "Diana Vreeland: The Eye has to Travel" with PEGGY GUGGENHEIM: ART ADDICT. A colorful character who was not only ahead of her time but helped to define it, Peggy Guggenheim was an heiress to her family fortune who became a central figure in the modern art movement. As she moved through the cultural upheaval of the 20th century, she collected not only art, but artists. Her colorful personal history included such figures as Samuel Beckett, Max Ernst, Jackson Pollock, Alexander Calder, Marcel Duchamp as well as countless others. While fighting through personal tragedy, she maintained her vision to build one of the most important collections of modern art, now enshrined in her Venetian palazzo.

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There's an essential sweetness to "Art Addict," despite its ribald tales and rich settings. Peggy Guggenheim simply loved art.

March 11, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Richly informative and fascinating ...

December 3, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

As this film's engrossing character study makes clear, this woman of extraordinary tastes and appetites was ahead of her time, in more ways than one.

December 3, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

She gave her life to the art, but she kept her love for herself. And as the title implies, neither may have been a choice.

November 20, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

By her own legendary admission, Guggenheim had thousands of lovers and pursued art and sex in equal measure; this documentary goes a way to rebalancing that the addiction of the title actually took precedence.

November 20, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

This ambitious film touches on so many lives and controversies that it gradually becomes a minihistory of 20th-century art.

November 19, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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